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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E. R. Jones, Jr. served as a private in Company K, 95th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers (Col. John M. Gosline's Penn. Zouaves). Jones served in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. and saw action at Fredericksburg, West Point, Gains Mills, Charles' City Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, Antietam, Salem Heights, Gettysburg, Locust Grove, 3rd Fredericksburg, and 2nd Bull Run. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
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All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.
This collection was previously identifed as Mss 94 J57.
Processed by Daisy Hougan in 1994.