Worth, Margaret (b. 1828) to Henry Jackson Hunt
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02382.101 Author/Creator: Worth, Margaret (b. 1828) Place Written: Flushing, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 January 1870 Pagination: 3 p. : envelope ; 20.6 x 26.3 cm.
By the daughter of General William Jenkins Worth. Had previously collected information regarding her father's military service, especially pertaining to the Mexican American War. Notes that she received a statement from Joseph E. Johnston. Mentions Lee's (possibly Robert E. Lee's) opinion regarding the 20 August 1847 Battle of Churubusco. Mentions a bill in Congress introduced by New York Representative Henry Warner Slocum, a Civil War general. Calls the War Department the "mutual admiration society."
Hunt had served as Chief of Artillery for the Army of the Potomac. After the Civil War, he occupied various military posts. In 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.
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