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Collection Reference Number GLC00203.07
From Archive Folder Collection of documents from Edwin Jackson, D company, 6th regiment, Minnesota, infantry 
Title Edwin Jackson to William Jackson detailing living conditions
Date 30 August 1863
Author Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He mentions four fights with Indians in the Dakota Territory and the army's destruction of their abandoned supplies. He complains of the bad water and hard marching, but assures his brother of his continued health. He tells of the birth of Henry's son, named Edwin "by [Jackson's] request." He muses on what the troop will do next. He also reveals that his photographs (see #5) had been sent to someone with his same name in Company C, who threw them away. Contains a separate post script, dated the next day, see GLC00203.07.02.
Subjects Soldier's Letter  American Indian History  Battle  Death  Military History  Westward Expansion  Frontiers and Exploration  Infantry  Women's History  Children and Family  Photography  Military Supplies  
People Jackson, Edwin (fl. 1862-1865)  Jackson, William (fl. 1862-1865)  Little Crow (d. 1863)  
Place written Camp O'Connor, 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