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

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Author: Jenkins, John H. B.
Issued Date: 1862-05-17
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10288/25115
Citation: Henry C. Hoar Memorial Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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 Magruder; 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.
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