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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to William B. Lewis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08252 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter signed Date: 4 November 1814 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Requisitioning lead and powder prior to the Battle of New Orleans: "A few more attacks...will soon exhaust my supplies..."

People: Lewis, William Berkeley, 1784-1866
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Battle of New OrleansBattleAmmunitionMilitary HistoryWar of 1812Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsPresident

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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