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E. P. Jones Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2018-009

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.

Dates

  • 1863

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from [Enter collection title] must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 Folder)

Language of Materials

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.

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.

Creator

Title
E. P. Jones Letter, 1863
Status
Completed
Author
Jeff Felton, Graduate Intern and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
Date
2018 (CC0)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
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Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308