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 Posted: Thu Apr 3rd, 2014 06:17 pm
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Greetings.
I am looking forward to sharing my resources and learning from the group.  I am a newcomer who has come across an extensive collection of letters by my relative who was a passionate opponent of slavery and witness to the civil war.   Thomasjacksonletters.com is our first *draft* of our commitment to make this material available to civil war experts and we would much appreciate all advice and input.

The author wrote these (one sided) first hand accounts of the war from his home in Reading,PA.  and wanted to get them published in England to help stop the British supporting the south. (He did.) There is so much material that I thought I should select some headings to match existing threads.

Witnessing  a slave market:  http://thomasjacksonletters.com/intro.php

A city's response to the assassination and mourning of Lincoln: http://thomasjacksonletters.com/documents.php?id=mourning-of-lincoln

Munitions:  http://thomasjacksonletters.com/documents.php?id=the-war-in-great-detail

The fall of Richmond: http://thomasjacksonletters.com/documents.php?id=fall-of-richmond

The curse of slavery: http://thomasjacksonletters.com/documents.php?id=the-curse-of-slavery

How one town prepares to be taken over by the confederates:  http://thomasjacksonletters.com/documents.php?id=the-war-in-great-detail

Please know that this website only covers about half of the material that has been handed down to us. I know we are only just beginning but I respect and appreciate all the input that you might contribute.

Thank you.  
Ambassadors for Thomas Jackson



 Posted: Sun Apr 6th, 2014 02:50 pm
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Congratulations, Ambassador -- a tour de force. Your hard work does him proud.



 Posted: Mon Apr 7th, 2014 11:41 pm
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Thanks so much "Wondering"
Your comments mean a great deal to us since we consider it a major responsibility just to do our best to be faithful Ambassadors for our long gone relative.

If you have a particular aspect of the civil war that you study, then let me know and I might be able to save you time and direct you to some useful references within this large collection of material.

I would be willing to do this for others too if, on scanning the summaries they felt it might help extend their own special interest.

Yours respectfully

Ambassador John Paling



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