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Jones, John (1862-1864) to his wife

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05981.08 Author/Creator: Jones, John (1862-1864) Place Written: Jackson, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 September 1862 Pagination: 4 p.

Summary of Content: He heard that the western army is in combat. Talks about the Negro Companies in the Civil War. Discusses the Emancipation Proclamation. Writes about a train accident. He hopes to be home by spring.

Background Information:

People: Jones, John

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterBattleAfrican American HistoryAfrican American TroopsRailroadEmancipation ProclamationEmancipationPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsSlavery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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