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Collection Reference Number GLC00203.05
From Archive Folder Collection of documents from Edwin Jackson, D company, 6th regiment, Minnesota, infantry 
Title Edwin Jackson to William Jackson regarding the movements of his regiment
Date 12 June 1863
Author Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He recounts his visit to a photographer in St. Anthony who has yet to send him his photos after two months; this has sorely "vexed" him. He talks about the trip the regiment is about to make to Devils Lake in the northern Dakota Territory, which will be hard and long. Though others are glad that they are not going south, he says that at least in the South there are hospitals, which is not so on their "Indian hunt." He may not be able to send mail on the plains, but says he will try.
Subjects Soldier's Letter  American Indian History  Military History  Westward Expansion  Frontiers and Exploration  Photography  Hospital  Travel  Post Office  Civil War  Children and Family  
People Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865)  Jackson, William (fl. 1862-1865)  Little Crow (d. 1863)  
Place written Camp Pope, 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