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Jones family : papers, 1844-1969.

Author: Jones family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Consists of correspondence and diaries. Correspondence, 1844-1866, between Confederate Major Willis Field Jones, who was killed at Petersburg, Va., in 1864, and his wife, Martha Buford Jones, discusses activities on their Edgewood Farm near Versailles, Ky., family news, friends, the Southern cause in the Civil War, Jones' life in the Confederate Army, and the distressing home situation caused by his absence. Martha  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Named Person: Thomas Elliott Bramlette; John C Breckinridge; Abraham Buford; Abraham Buford; John Buford; Henry Clay; Leslie Combs; John J Crittenden; George A Custer; Jefferson Davis; Basil Wilson Duke; Martin Witherspoon Gary; Ulysses S Grant; Robert E Lee; Robert Perkins Letcher; Abraham Lincoln; Ephraim McDowell; Beriah Magoffin; John Hunt Morgan
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jones family.
OCLC Number: 49244134
Notes: Access at The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections Department only. For a list of the complete subject headings for this collecion see online catalog.
Description: 0.33 cubic ft.

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Consists of correspondence and diaries. Correspondence, 1844-1866, between Confederate Major Willis Field Jones, who was killed at Petersburg, Va., in 1864, and his wife, Martha Buford Jones, discusses activities on their Edgewood Farm near Versailles, Ky., family news, friends, the Southern cause in the Civil War, Jones' life in the Confederate Army, and the distressing home situation caused by his absence. Martha Jones' diaries, 1860-1864, record weather, health of family and friends, family and social life, farm operations, the treatment of slaves, horse racing, the Civil War, and her separation from her husband. Also included are military documents and Jones family information.

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