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Parker, G. (fl. 1863) to Jacob Dolson Cox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02414.060 Author/Creator: Parker, G. (fl. 1863) Place Written: Quaker Bottom, Ohio Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 March 1863 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Parker informs Cox that he has heard from reliable sources that Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins is planning another raid in a couple of weeks. Describes his source for the information. With endorsement of Major G. M. Bascom on verso dated 10 March stating the letter has been referred to Brigadier General Scammon. Scammon endorses it as received on 12 March and writes, "Why not telegraph?"

People: Cox, Jacob Dolson, 1828-1900
Parker, G., fl. 1863
Scammon, Eliakim Parker, 1816-1894
Jenkins, Albert Gallatin, 1830-1864

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaSpyingTelegraph

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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