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Edward R. Jones, Jr. Papers, 1861-1898

Edward R. Jones, Jr. Papers, 1861-1898
Mss. 94 J57
0.1 Cubic Feet
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Letters, 1861-1898, bulk, 1861-1864, of Edward R. Jones, Jr. of Co. K, 95th Penn. Vols. (Col. John M. Gosline's Penn. Zouaves) written to his mother, aunt, cousin, and William Butt, Jr. Letters were written from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. and describe camp-life, battle, express his views on the war, and discuss family affairs. Includes a description of John S. Mosby's Partisan Rangers and Jones' part at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1862). He also discusses battle conditions at West Point, Gains Mills, Charles' City Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, Antietam, Salem Heights, Gettysburg, Locust Grove, 3rd Fredericksburg, and 2nd Bull Run. Collection also contains post-war correspondence discussing the war and an 1898 roster of Survivors of the 95th Penn., with E. R. Jones then listed as living in Beverly, N.J.
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Jones, Edward R., Jr.
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
Battle of Gaines' Mill, 1862
Battle of Locust Grove, 1862
Battle of Malvern Hill, 1862
Battle of South Mountain, 1862
Battle of West Point (Ga.), 1865
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va.,1862
Fredericksburg (Va.), Battle of, 1862
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Malvern Hill (Va.), Battle of, 1862
Peninsular Campaign, 1862
South Mountain, Battle of, Md., 1862.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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A floppy disk from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.
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Edward R. Jones, Jr. Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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