Letter, 1862 May 17, John H. B. Jenkins to Mary A. Benjamin

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Title

Letter, 1862 May 17, John H. B. Jenkins to Mary A. Benjamin

Description

Letter from J.H.B. Jenkins, Cumberland Landing on Pamunkey River, 12 Miles from West Point, Virginia, to Mary Benjamin, Smyrna, Delaware. Jenkins provides a Union soldier's (serving on the 40th New York regiment) description of the Battle of Williamsburg including sketches of the Federal battle position near Fort Macgruder; the ineffectiveness of Austrian rifles; a drawing of wagons used by the confederate army; a description of Jamestown; the promotion of Philip Kearny; and the arrest of Thomas Washington Egan and Charles Smith Hamilton.

Creator

Jenkins, John H. B.

Source

Henry C. Hoar Memorial Collection, Small Collections Box 92, Folder: 1

Identifier

SC 01283

Language

eng

Type

Text

Date Created

1861 May 17

Has Version

https://hdl.handle.net/10288/25115

Is Part Of

Henry C. Hoar Memorial Collection

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Status

To transcribe

Percent Completed

100

Weight

100100

Citation

Jenkins, John H. B., “Letter, 1862 May 17, John H. B. Jenkins to Mary A. Benjamin,” W&M Transcribe, accessed April 15, 2024, https://transcribe.libraries.wm.edu/items/show/5388.