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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of documents from Edwin Jackson, D company, 6th regiment, Minnesota, infantry
|Edwin Jackson to William Jackson detailing living conditions
|30 August 1863
|Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865)
|He mentions four fights with Indians in the Dakota Territory and the army's destruction of their abandoned supplies. He complains of the bad water and hard marching, but assures his brother of his continued health. He tells of the birth of Henry's son, named Edwin "by [Jackson's] request." He muses on what the troop will do next. He also reveals that his photographs (see #5) had been sent to someone with his same name in Company C, who threw them away. Contains a separate post script, dated the next day, see GLC00203.07.02.
|Soldier's Letter American Indian History Battle Death Military History Westward Expansion Frontiers and Exploration Infantry Women's History Children and Family Photography Military Supplies
|Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865) Jackson, William (fl. 1862-1865) Little Crow (d. 1863)
|Camp O'Connor, Minnesota
|Native Americans; The American Civil War; Children & Family; Westward Expansion; Health & Medicine
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|Edwin Jackson, a farmer from Minnetonka, Minnesota, served as a private in Company D of the 6th Minnesota Volunteers for three years, from August 1862 to August 1865. His regiment first fought the Dakota Indians in the Dakota-U.S. Conflict of 1862; they then continued fighting Indians in Minnesota, the Dakota Territory, and along the Missouri River. The last fourteen months of his enlistment are spent in various camps in Arkansas, Missouri, and Alabama.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945