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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to James Winchester re: procedures of court of inquiry

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06789.01 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Nashville Type: Letter signed Date: [1815]/05/15 Pagination: 1 p.+addr 24.5 x 18.8 cm

Summary of Content: For conduct of resigned officers. The letter, dated "Nashville 23, May 15" should actually be dated 1815; Winchester responded on June 5, 1815, per the Andrew Jackson Papers

Background Information:

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Winchester, James, 1752-1826

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentWar of 1812Military HistoryMilitary Law

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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