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Jones (William W.) Letter

(Mss. 3326)


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Biographical/Historical Note

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Summary

Size: 1 item.

Geographic location: Camp Kearney, Louisiana.

Date: Oct. 21, 1862.

Summary: Letter written by Union soldier, William W. Jones, to his sister, Mary H. Jones, from Camp Kearney, near New Orleans, Louisiana.

Citation: William W. Jones Letter, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Biographical/Historical Note

William W. Jones was a Union soldier in a unit which was training and drilling at Camp Kearney, near New Orleans, Louisiana, during October of 1862. His unit was reviewed by General Benjamin Franklin Butler in New Orleans on October 18, 1862. Family members include his sister, Mary H. Jones, and an uncle "John."

Scope and Content Note

The two-page letter gives a brief description of William W. Jones' military training and drill practice at Camp Kearney. It illustrates the physical conditions at camp, mentioning the weather, and the men's failed attempt to seize chickens from a local resident.

Index Terms

Jones, William W. (Union soldier)
Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893. 
Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Camp Kearney (La.)