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Jackson, Richard H. (fl. 1861-1864) to Father

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07705.038 Author/Creator: Jackson, Richard H. (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 December 1861-8 January 1862 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 24.8 x 20 cm.

They are still building the fort while waiting for the rebel to attack. He regrets they were not in New York for New Year's. He intends to send him most of his pay.

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