Tag Archives: Edmund W. Jones

14 March 1865: “I think I shall like the army first rate.”

Item Description: Letter dated 14 March 1865 from Edmund Jones, Jr. to his father Edmund Jones. He had recently joined the army after studying at Bingham Academy. After the war, he would go on to study at the University of … Continue reading

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8 March 1865: “The Army I am sorry to say is deserting very badly”

Item Description: Letter dated 8 March 1865 to Edmund Walter Jones from his son, also named Edmund. Edmund Jr., also called “Coot” was serving briefly in the 3rd North Carolina Cavalry. Before the serving, he studied at Bingham Academy. After … Continue reading

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26 April 1864: “I had a long conversation with Gen Lee, a day or two ago since. He is in the highest of spirits…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 26 April 1864, from John Thomas Jones to his father, Edmund Walter Jones.  He describes movements in southern Virginia near Fredericksburg, camp life, and Lee’s North Carolina and Virginia strategy leading up to the Battle of … Continue reading

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23 August 1861: “I tell you we have not had a mouthful of bacon in two weeks but live entirely on fresh beef without salt…”

Item description: Letter from Private Walter L. Jones, Company A, 22nd Regiment, N.C. Troops (12th N.C. Volunteers), to his father, Edmund Jones in Caldwell County, N.C. Edmund Walter Jones of Clover Hill, situated about six miles north of Lenoir in … Continue reading

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8 May 1861: Edmund Walter Jones letter “delighted with my life as a soldier”

Item description: This letter from J.T. Jones to his father Edmund W. Jones (written while J.T. was encamped at Ellis Camp, Raleigh, N.C.), describes mobilization efforts on the home front in Orange County, North Carolina, as well as the early … Continue reading

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