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Collection Reference Number GLC00203.02
From Archive Folder Collection of documents from Edwin Jackson, D company, 6th regiment, Minnesota, infantry 
Title Edwin Jackson to William Jackson discussing the cold weather and difficult living conditions
Date 30 November 1862
Author Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He discusses the cold weather and the regiment's need to build their own winter quarters. He grumbles about the hardships of the soldier's life (food, work, etc.) and writes about how much the regiment has walked since August, boasting that he is doing very well but reporting that Henry is not. He mentions the 1500 Indian prisoners the army is guarding.
Subjects Soldier's Letter  American Indian History  Military History  Westward Expansion  Frontiers and Exploration  Infantry  Prisoner of War  Military Camp  
People Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865)  Jackson, William (fl. 1862-1865)  Little Crow (d. 1863)  
Place written Camp at Forest City, Minnesota
Theme Native Americans; The American Civil War; Children & Family; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945