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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07705.231 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 October 1862 Pagination: 6 p. : envelope ; 20.2 x 12.8 cm.

Summary of Content: He received a letter from Frank A who said Richard requested he call on his father. He also received a letter from John A. who had been slightly wounded and said Richard was doing well. He mentions the Emancipation Proclamation and says he feels positive about it.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion Soldier's LetterUnion ForcesSoldier's LetterInjury or WoundEmancipation ProclamationEmancipationPresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsSlaveryAfrican American History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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