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Edward R. Jones, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01262

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1861-1898, circa 1992

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

35 items

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

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: .

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Purchase

Separated Materials:

All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Physical Description

35 items

General

This collection was previously identifed as Mss 94 J57.

Processing Information:

Processed by Daisy Hougan in 1994.
Title
Guide to the Edward R. Jones, Jr. Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Daisy Hougan.
Date
2007-07-23
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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