During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter he discusses a recent visit from an uncle, and he mentions a boat that was sunk...
In the letter to Semmes protests his arrest on December 15 and asks Grant to present the matter before the president. He claims the arrest is a violation of the parole he was granted after his surrender ("solemn military capitulation") at the end...
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