Slaughter-Murray Papers

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March 3, 1864

Title

March 3, 1864

Subject

Letter from John M. Jones, ADC, to Mayor Slaughter, dated 03MAR1864, H.Q. Butler's Brigade. Contains short description of action. In ink on blue lined sheet. Stained and soiled, torn down the middle, bottom corners torn away.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - EMINENT FIGURE ASSOCIATION: Jones, J.M.

-Information provided by the courtesy of the National Park Service

Description

Hd.qts, Bulter Brigade Mar 3rd 1864

Mr. Slaughter
Mayor of Fredericksburg Va.

My Dear Sir,

Genl Young desires me to say that the enemy have escaped down the [Peninsula] & our party by _______. [C H* ]They attacked Richmond on the day and night of Tuesday & were repulsed.

Gen Hampton surprised his camp at Albs Sta on Tuesday night and routed them capturing some men and horses. They did not capture a train and did but little damage to the Rail Road.

I am sir very respectfully
yrs obdt. serv.
John M. Jones
ADC

*Court House

-Transcript provided by the courtesy of the National Park Service. Additions bracketed.

Creator

John M. Jones

Date

March 3, 1864

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Collection

Citation

John M. Jones, “March 3, 1864,” Slaughter-Murray Papers, accessed April 17, 2024, http://slaughtermurray.umwhistory.org/items/show/74.