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Jones, John (1862-1864) to his wife

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05981.09 Author/Creator: Jones, John (1862-1864) Place Written: Jackson, Tennesse Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 October 1862 Pagination: 8 p. ; 20 x 24.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Mentions serving the army for a year. Writes about the Emancipation Proclamation and Abraham Lincoln: "The name of Abraham Lincoln will be handed down to prosperity as one of the greatest benefactors of his country, not surpassed by the immortal Washington himself." Predicts the Union will be victorious. There are many sick soldiers. Writes about the mail he received. He is waiting to get paid before visits home. Finishes the letter with a discussion of religion.

Background Information:

People: Jones, John
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterEmancipation ProclamationEmancipationAfrican American HistorySlaveryPresidentHealth and MedicalSoldier's PayReligion

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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