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Worth, Margaret (b. 1828) to Henry Jackson Hunt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02382.100 Author/Creator: Worth, Margaret (b. 1828) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 December 1869 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 19.4 x 25.4 cm.

By the daughter of General William Jenkins Worth. Missed Hunt on his last visit. Has spent long hours in a sick room (possibly the room of her mother, Margaret Stafford Worth, who died in 1869). Mentions General Joseph E. Johnston, Robert E. Lee, Lovell (possibly Mansfield Lovell) and John Bankhead Magruder, who recently delivered a lecture on Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico. Discusses the actions of General Winfield Scott in the Mexican American War. Mentions other acquaintances, and notes that when she arrives in New York, she will send Hunt her card (at the time, Hunt was stationed at Fort Adams, Rhode Island). The name Duncan is written and underlined on the envelope.

Hunt had served as Chief of Artillery for the Army of the Potomac. After the Civil War, he occupied various military posts. In 1869 and the early 1870s, Hunt served at Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island. William Jenkins Worth served in the War of 1812, and was a General in the Mexican American War. After serving as a general in the Civil War, Magruder served under Maximilian in Mexico.

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