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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07705.221 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 July 1862 Pagination: 6 p. ; 18.3 x 11.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07705.221 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 July 1862 Pagination: 6 p. ; 18.3 x 11.5 cm.

He writes of how his son has been exposed to the sad reality of life so early on and how proud he is of his devotion to his country. He met a young man from his son's regiment who said Richard has changed in appearance.

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