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Creator:Jones, William R.
Title:William R. Jones papers
Date(s):1858-1863
Call No:MSS 0098, F0095
Abstract:The papers contain three items related to William R. Jones. Includes is a handwritten will (amendment?) for Jones, which provides for the emancipation of his slaves after his death. Also[...] included is a letter from Captain Daniel Woodall to Mrs. Jones, outlining the movements of the Delaware First Regiment from the time they left Norfolk, Virgina, through the Battle of Antietam, and descrbied the type of conditions the troops endured on the march and in battle. A letter from Jones to his wife descrbed his experience as a farmer and merchant during the civil war and his interpretation of the reaction of the citizens of Baltimore to the war.
Subjects:Slaves--Emancipation--United States | Baltimore (Md.)--History--19th century | Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865