Tag Archives: The Wilderness

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

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

11 May 1863: “The immortal Jackson was badly wounded by our own men as you have no doubt heard and fears are entertained that he will not live.”

Item description: This letter, dated 11 May 1863, was written by Confederate soldier Edward Rowe. Writing to a friend, Rowe recounts the “slaughter” at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, and expresses his fear that “Stonewall” Jackson will die from wounds received … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , | Comments Off