Jones, E. P. Letter

E. P. Jones Letter, 1863 Ms.2018.009


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2018.009
Title
E. P. Jones Letter1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 Folder
Creator
Jones, E. P.
Language
English .
Abstract
Letter from E.P. Jones to Colonel David J. Godwin, written May 28th, 1863 from Middlesex County, Virginia. The letter is a petition from Jones to Godwin to have authority and rank to raise a company of cavalry behind enemy lines.

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Acquisition Information

The E. P. Jones Letter was purchased by Special Collections in December 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the E.P. Jones Letter was completed in September, 2018.


Scope and Contents

Letter from E.P. Jones to Colonel David J. Godwin, written May 28th, 1863 from Middlesex County, Virginia. The letter is a petition from Jones to Godwin to have authority and rank to raise a company of cavalry behind enemy lines. By this time Godwin was assigned to camp of instruction and conscription. Jones elaborates the necessity of obtaining a commission for his command so that he would not be seen as a spy if captured by the Federal army but would rather be treated as a prisoner of war. Jones cited an example in Kentucky to illustrate his point. Copy of transcription accompanies letter. Not transcribed by Virginia Tech Special Collections staff.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Confederate States of America -- Army -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
  • Middlesex County (Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Container List

folder 1
Letter
1863