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Letter – Beauchamp, 5 November 1869

2015.002.154b Letter by Thomas K. Jackson’s friend Beauchamp, requesting that Jackson pick up his wife from the train. Macon Miss Nov 5. 1869 Maj. T.K. Jackson Dear Major Mrs Beauchamp proposes to be on the cars that arrive at your place Tuesday morning the 9 Just will you be so kind as to meet her […]

Note – Lucy Reavis, c. 1865

2015.002.154a Personal note from Lucy Reavis Jackson to her husband Thomas K. Jackson, circa late 1864 or early 1865. The note is written on a torn off section of a Confederate States requisition form. Lucy is requesting that her husband buy a yard of fine fabric to make “the baby” (most likely their first son, […]

Letter – Thomas Jackson, 1 August 1865

2015.002.153 Letter written by Major Thomas K. Jackson to his wife Lucy, from Gainesville, AL. This letter is the continuation of one written by Thomas on July 30th. He has just arrived in town, and Lucy’s father is busy with preparations to visit Washington, D.C. He writes that there are no African American troops yet […]

Letter – Thomas Jackson, 30 July 1864

2015.002.152 Post-war letter written by Major Thomas K. Jackson to his wife Lucy, from Cedar Bluff, AL. Thomas tells his wife that he has been writing “Proclamation Oaths” for Lucy’s father, who is a judge. Her father has also been working on an application for a “special pardon” for Thomas. The previous day’s paper contained […]

Letter – Thomas Jackson, 23 July 1864

2015.002.151 Letter written by Major Thomas K. Jackson, C.S.A., to his wife Lucy Reavis, from Gainesville, AL.¬†Jackson writes of a shopping trip to Memphis that Lucy’s mother has planned. He informs Lucy that her father is heading to Linden via Livingston, and that her mother is planning another trip to Lauderdale. Thomas writes that he […]

Letter – Thomas Jackson, 21 July 1864

2015.002.150 Letter written by Major Thomas K. Jackson, C.S.A., to his wife Lucy Reavis Jackson from Gainesville, AL. Thomas tells his wife that he is writing the letter early in the day, so that he may finish work before the intolerably hot weather sets in. He updates Lucy on recent social events and the current […]

Letter – Thomas Jackson, 20 July 1864

2015.002.149 Letter written by Major Thomas K. Jackson, C.S.A., to his wife Lucy Reavis from Gainesville, AL. Thomas writes that he had a pleasant journey home, and describes the recent weather conditions. He mentions seeing a few army friends in Demopolis and took tea at General Stephen D. Lee’s headquarters, although he did not see […]

Letter – Thomas Jackson, 8 July 1864

2015.002.148 Letter written by Major Thomas K. Jackson, C.S.A., to his wife Lucy Reavis Jackson, from Gainesville, AL. Thomas expects to see his wife the next day, and this letter is an update of his recent social outings. Thomas mentions a brass band that is currently occupying the hospital buildings, and writes that the people […]

Letter – Mattie McDonald, 25 February 1864

2015.002.147 Letter written by Mattie D. McDonald to her brother, Major Thomas K. Jackson, from Abbeville Court House. McDonald begins by expressing her feelings of depression, as her son has just left to join the Marion Artillery in the Confederate army. He is happy, and only worried about the possibility of his mother “grieving for […]

Letter – Thomas Jackson, 4 February 1864

2015.002.146 Letter written by Major Thomas K. Jackson, C.S.A., to his wife Lucy Reavis Jackson, dated February 4th, 1864, from Macon, Mississippi. Thomas writes that he has been bombarded with paperwork that morning. He mentions how Lucy’s uncle Ned came by to visit on his way to Tuscaloosa. He remarks on a few young ladies […]

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