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Hunt, Henry Jackson (1819-1889) Collection of Henry Jackson Hunt [Decimalized .001-.233]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02382 Author/Creator: Hunt, Henry Jackson (1819-1889) Place Written: various Type: Various Date: circa 1862-1888 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Collection of letters, principally received correspondence, military returns, and one military journal. Includes military correspondence during the War, letters concerning Hunt's various post-war publishing endeavors, correspondence pertaining to Hunt's advocation of a bill which would affect his retirement rank and pay, and general discussions of Reconstruction politics. Primarily organized chronologically by sender. GLC02382.136-.204 consist of military returns related to artillery reserves, Army of the Potomac. With collateral material (11 envelopes, 4 clippings, and 1 engraving).

People: Hunt, Henry Jackson, 1819-1889.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Artillery, Army of the Potomac, Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Union General, Soldier's Pay, Pension African American History, Confederate General or Leader, Confederate States of America, Soldier's Diary, Finance

Sub Era: The American Civil War