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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) To: Col. Andrew Haynes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07983.02 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Mobile Point, Alabama Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1814/09/17--9am Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 32.3 cm x 19.6 cm

Summary of Content: Battle at Fort Bowyer, Mobile Point [Ala.]: "I stop the mail to state the glorious news, that Fort Bowyer is safe, the British and allies severely drubbed..."

People: Haynes, Col. Andrew
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentWar of 1812Military HistoryBattleNavyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsAmerican Indian HistoryFortification

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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