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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 regarding his brother's discharge for ill health
|15 March 1863
|Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865)
|His brother Henry is getting a discharge due to his poor health; Jackson hopes this discharge will be processed soon. He discusses the school for Indian prisoners, describing it first as an expensive folly of the state but then complimenting the "poor miserable creatures" on their singing. He asks Bill to lend him money, as he doesn't know when they will be paid. He describes proudly how his clean gun passed inspection. He also mentions lady visitors who brought the troops popcorn and cakes.
|Soldier's Letter American Indian History Military History Government and Civics Women's History Diet and Nutrition Finance Education Health and Medical Prisoner of War Art, Music, Theater, and Film Weaponry
|Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865) Jackson, William (fl. 1862-1865) Little Crow (d. 1863)
|Camp at Forest City, 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