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James Jackson letters to Anthony Wayne

James Jackson letters to Anthony Wayne

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Jackson letters to Anthony Wayne
Creator: Jackson, James, 1757-1806
Inclusive Dates: 1782
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms510
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Jackson (1757-1806), born in Moreton, England, served as the fifth Governor of Georgia (1798-1801) and served for two non-consecutive terms as a U.S. Senator.

For more information, see the article James Jackson (1757-1806) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters from Col. James Jackson at Wrights and Eiley, near Savannah, Georgia, to Brig. General Andrew Wayne at Ebenezer (also near Savannah) dated February 19 and 20, 1782. Jackson who was in command of a body of troops under Wayne, reports about troop movements, a planned ambush, and the need for shoes.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Jackson letters to Anthony Wayne, ms510, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Military administration -- Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter from James Jackson, Wrights, Georgia to Anthony Wayne (and transcription), 1782 February 10
1Letter, from James Jackson, Eileys, Georgia to Anthony Wayne (and transcription), 1782 February 20