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Collection Number: 02487

Collection Title: Cadwallader Jones Papers, 1847-1925.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract Cadwallader Jones (born 1843) was a Confederate captain who served with the Army of Northern Virginia. The collection is chiefly Civil War correspondence between Jones and friends and relatives (members of the Jones family and Iredell family) at the family plantation near Rock Hill, S.C., in Greensboro, Ala., and Hillsborough, N.C. Topics discussed include camp life; skirmishes and battles in Virginia; the defense of Charleston, S.C.; public reactions (especially of female correspondents) to war news; economic and social conditions on the home front; North Carolina politics during the war; and the deaths of family members. Earlier items include a letter, 1847, to Annie Isabella (Iredell) Jones from her mother, wife of North Carolina governor James Iredell; and letters to Cadwallader Jones, 1859-1860, in Rock Hill. Later items, chiefly 1922-1925, include a letter, 1866, in which A. C. Jones writes of the situation of the southern planter and the beginning of the sharecropping system. Also included are Cadwallader Jones's reminiscences of his Confederate service.
Creator Jones, Cadwallader, b. 1843.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Cadwallader Jones Papers, #2487, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Lee Sledge of Greensboro, Ala.
Received from Annie Cadwallader Coles of New York, N.Y., November 1954.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1aa.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Cadwallader Jones (born 1843) was a Confederate captain with the Army of Northern Virginia. He was the son of Colonel Cadwallader Jones and Annie Isabella Iredell Jones, daughter of North Carolina governor James Iredell. He was educated at Hillsborough Military Academy and was later married to Emily Skinner Johnson.

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The collection is chiefly Civil War correspondence between Cadwallader Jones, Confederate captain serving with the Army of Northern Virginia, and friends and relatives (members of the Jones and Iredell families) at the family plantation near Rock Hill, S.C., in Greensboro, Ala., and Hillsborough, N.C. Topics discussed include camp life; skirmishes and battles in Virginia; the defense of Charleston, S.C.; public reactions (especially of female correspondents) to war news; economic and social conditions on the home front; North Carolina politics during the war; and the deaths of family members. Earlier items include a letter, 1847, to Annie Isabella (Iredell) Jones from her mother, wife of North Carolina governor James Iredell; and letters to Cadwallader Jones, 1859-1860, in Rock Hill. Later items, chiefly 1922-1925, include a letter, 1866, in which A. C. Jones writes of the situation of the southern planter and the beginning of the sharecropping system. Also included are Cadwallader Jones's reminiscences of his Confederate service.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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