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Collection Reference Number GLC03135.13.077
From Archive Folder Collection of Alfred Jones, surgeon in the 17th Tennessee Regiment 
Title Alfred Jones to Maxine Harris Jones
Date 15 March 1865
Author Jones, Alfred (1839-1920)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description [Uninventoried]
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Soldier's Letter  Confederate States of America  Confederate Soldier's Letter  Battle  Injury or Wound  Health and Medical  Marriage  Women's History  
People Jones, Alfred (1839-1920)  
Place written Richmond, Virginia
Theme Health & Medicine; The American Civil War
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Folder Information: Includes postwar papers. Some signatures have been removed. The letters contain battle content for Murfreesboro (3 and 12 January 1863) and Chickamauga (1 October 1863). During the war Jones wooed and married Maxine Harris. The collection reveals less about the war than the trials of two newlyweds. The collection consists of 32 prewar letters (1823-61); 43 wartime letters, the majority of which are written by Jones to his wife (1862-65); and 16 postwar letters. Dr. Jones (1839-1920) served as a Lieutenant in the 3rd Tennessee Regiment, Co. H. He was captured at Fort Donelson, sent to Camp Chase, whence he escaped, and rejoined the army as a surgeon in the 27th Tennessee Regiment. Nothing extant survives about Donelson or his capture.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Wife  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Western Theater  
Civil War: Unit 27th Tennessee Regiment