Stonewall Jackson Papers. 1850 September 3
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Date: 1850 September 3
To: Laura Jackson Arnold
From: Thomas J. Jackson
Place: Ft. Hamilton, NY
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West Point N.Y.
Sept. 3rd 1850
My Dear Sister,
I am again at my first Military station, and a very pleasant visit it is. Here I see objects which recall many pleasant & agreeable associations of my youth, but it is my lot to meet but few of my comrades of those bygone days. All other things are visible, though changed. One of my former Barracks is torn down and another constructed. But among the existing and unaltered objects are the garden of Kosciuszko, his monument, Fort Putnam, in which Andre was confined and from which Arnold escaped after his unsuccessful attempt to sell his command. Here too is the Plain, the Military works and above all, its grand and lofty mountains. I am on a Genl. C. Martial, which will soon adjourn.
I have been quite unwell and had it not have been for my judicious application of water, I can not say what would have been the consequence.
Remember me very kindly to Mr. A. and family.
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