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Jones, Alfred, 1839-1920 [Collection of Alfred Jones, surgeon in the 17th Tennessee Regiment] Decimalized .001-.130]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03135.13 Author/Creator: Jones, Alfred, 1839-1920 Place Written: Various Places Type: Header Record Date: 1823-1938 Pagination: 222 items Order a Copy

Includes postwar papers. Some signatures have been removed. The letters contain battle content for Murfreesboro (3 and 12 January 1863) and Chickamauga (1 October 1863). During the war Jones wooed and married Maxine Harris. The collection reveals less about the war than the trials of two newlyweds. The collection consists of 32 prewar letters (1823-61); 43 wartime letters, the majority of which are written by Jones to his wife (1862-65); and 16 postwar letters. Collection also includes 28 other documents (such as news clippings and receipts), 76 envelopes, and 27 pieces of ephemera (such as cards and postage stamps).

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