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Collection Reference Number GLC07705.334
From Archive Folder Collection of Richard H. Jackson, I Company, 9th Regiment, New York Infantry 
Title Alexander S. Maxwell to Richard H. Jackson with an account of his Christmas celebrations
Date 2 January 1863
Author Maxwell, Alexander S. (fl. 1861-1864)  
Recipient Jackson, Richard H.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He describes what he did last Christmas Eve.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Soldier's Letter  Union Forces  Soldier's Letter  Holidays and Celebrations  Hospital  Women's History  
People Jackson, Richard H. (fl. 1861-1888)  
Place written USA General Hospital No. 4, Frederick City
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Women in American History
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Letters of Richard H. Jackson, Lieutenant in the 9th NY regiment, Hawkins Zouaves, during the period of his service in the Union Army and his subsequent employment as a government clerk attached to the army's subsistence department. 185 letters written to his father in New York City which reveal in detail his two year army enlistment, from his first encampment at Riker's Island in May of 1861 to May of 1863 in Head & Morris Island, South Carolina where Jackson witnesses and reports on the Army and Naval operations against Charleston. Also included: 92 wartime letters written to Jackson from his father and 113 wartime letters written to Jackson by friends, relatives, and associates. 130 covers addressed to Jackson many showing 1c (63) and 3c (65) New York City carrier usages. Small group of post war items including a small cased photograph and a small New Testament Bible.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Friend  
Civil War: Unit 9th Regiment, New York Infantry, I Company