- Full Citation: Jackson Davis, "'If I Was There I Could Tell You a Good Bit More': The Civil
War Letters of Jackson Davis," ed. Steven D. Zink, Indiana Magazine of History 78, no. 1
(March 1982): 38-58.
- Home: Washington County
- Year: 1862-1864
- Regiment:66th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. B
- Abstract: Davis's (1829-1870) letters to his wife Elizabeth begin in December 1862, when he
wrote to her from Camp Sullivan in Indianapolis. He spent the first half of 1863 in Corinth, Miss. and
the second half of 1863 and the first half of 1864 in Tennessee. He then participated in Sherman's March
to the Sea, the Seige of Savannah, and went north through the Carolinas, and was mustered out in Washington
in June 1865. He died of a respiratory illness contracted during the Battle of Richmond. The article contains portraits of Jackson and Elizabeth.
- Sample Text:
- "I tuck the dockters over last sadarday to see the nigrow rigement git thar flag. thar was A big crod
thar. it made the nigrow feal proud. thar was severl wites spoke and tow nigrows. they loock first rate.
it is cald the first Alabama." (Columbus, Ky., Dec. 13, 1862, p. 46-47)
- "I cant tel you whot to do but to take good care of your self and the children until I come back
and dont worry about me. I will try and take good care of myself." (Pulaski, Tenn., Jan. 18, 1864, p. 52)
- LC Subject Headings:
- Atlanta Campaign, 1864
- Sherman's March to the Sea
- Savannah (Ga.) History Siege, 1864