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    Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Autograph Letter. Three pages of a bifolium, 8" x 10", Fort Hamilton, N.Y. Harbor; August 3, 1849. Addressed to his sister, Mrs. L. [Arno]ld. It reads in part: "With pleasure I am permitted again to communicate to you, that my health is improving; but as for my eyes, I can not say much...The cholera is still in our city, and has lately been on the increase, ranging near fifteen hundred deaths per week. There is some excitement here, among some, on account of the Indian trouble in Florida. But it does not agitate me much: As in case of the troops being ordered form here: It will not require but a few hours for my preparations. And should there be a war of any importance, I hope that my company will be called upon. There is not much glory it is true, in fighting Indians, but there is still less in remaining out of the theatre of war whilst your brethren in arms are dying in it..." After the conclusion of the Mexican American War in 1848, Jackson was stationed at Fort Hamilton briefly before being sent to Florida to assist in the Second Seminole War. Includes a typed transcription of the letter along with a photograph of a young Jackson as a lieutenant which measures 8.25" x 10".

    Condition: Signature has been removed. Large 3.5" x 8" open tear to last page that does not affect the text. Light toning and soiling with some minor creasing. Smoothed folds.


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    May, 2021
    19th Wednesday
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