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Unknown [newspaper clipping, "To the Stars and Stripes"]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02750.310 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Newspaper clipping Date: 1861-1877 Pagination: 1 p. ; 5.2 x 7.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Newspaper clipping, with 321

Background Information: Jenks served as Captain of Company "I," seventh regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers between 1862 and 1865. During the Civil War, Jenks' Regiment spent time in Rhode Island, Kentucky, and Virginia, participating in ...battles at Fredericksburg and Fort Sedgwick. Following the Civil War, Jenks returned to Rhode Island, becoming President of the Seventh Rhode Island Veterans Association and later serving as a deputy tax collector. Jenks was married to Sanondess Jenks (1835-1923) during and after the War. This collection contains various letters, military documents, deeds, and other items related to Jenks' life during and after the War. See location notes field for information on various locations.See More

People: Jenks, Ethan A., fl. 1828-1901

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesAmerican FlagAmerican Symbols and Seals

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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