E. P. Jones Letter
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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.
- Jones, E. P. (Person)
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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.
The E. P. Jones Letter was purchased by Special Collections in December 2015.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the E.P. Jones Letter was completed in September, 2018.
- E. P. Jones Letter, 1863
- Jeff Felton, Graduate Intern and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2018 (CC0)
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