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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 the movements of his regiment and their brother's health
|6 May 1864
|Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865)
|He informs his brother that he his company has been moved to Pipe Lake, which he dislikes, and says they won't go South this summer, though they may when the Minnesota 8th returns. He explains why Henry is having such a hard time at home with his new family: he was not discharged early enough to plant crops, and so must buy everything. Henry's health is also not well, and Edwin implores Bill to reply to Henry's letters.
|Soldier's Letter Military History Westward Expansion Infantry Children and Family Finance Health and Medical Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
|Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865) Jackson, William (fl. 1862-1865) Little Crow (d. 1863)
|Native Americans; The American Civil War; Children & Family; Westward Expansion
|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