James Jackson letters to Anthony Wayne

James Jackson letters to Anthony Wayne

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jackson, James, 1757-1806
Title: James Jackson letters to Anthony Wayne
Dates: 1782
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms510

Biographical/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 Note

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.


Index Terms

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

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Jackson letters to Anthony Wayne, ms 510. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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