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Collection Reference Number GLC00203.04
From Archive Folder Collection of documents from Edwin Jackson, D company, 6th regiment, Minnesota, infantry 
Title Edwin Jackson to William Jackson regarding his brother's discharge for ill health
Date 15 March 1863
Author Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects 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  
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; Health & Medicine
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