Jones, John Civil War Letter

John Jones Civil War Letter
March 26, 1862
1 folder

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Finding Aid by: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, December 2011

Biographical Note:

John Jones was with the 47th Indiana Volunteers, Company A. His letter tells his brother to write him by way of Caro (Cairo), Illinois.  He says they are located on the Mississippi River.

Scope and Content Note:

Two-page letter, dated March the 26th, 1862, to his brother. He said he received a letter from Luisa.  He was sorry to hear that Cyrus was worse.  He was paid recently and glad to receive his money.  They have had several bitter fights, and “have come out best every time.”

While writing the letter, he was located in Mosoria, “right on the Mississippi River.”

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Item Listing

Folder 1:

March 26, 1862 Two-page hand-written photocopy of a letter by John Jones

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 folder, 1 letter
Collection Dates: March 26, 1862
Provenance: Cecil Beeson, October 6, 1976
Access : The collection is open for research use.
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None