Volume/Folder: Thomas Jefferson Jordan Civil War letters, August 16 - September, 1864 [folder 16]

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Record Number: 11587
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 16
Date of Original: 1864
Original Format: Manuscripts › Correspondence
Image description: The letters of brevet brigadier general Thomas Jefferson Jordan, 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers (also known as the Lochiel Cavalry) are mostly to his wife, Jane Jordan. The majority of Jordan's letters were written in Tennessee and Kentucky where the 9th was stationed for most of the war, and contain personal observations on the social and economic conditions of the region, as well as descriptions of the 9th's numerous skirmishes with the Confederate cavalry led by John Hunt Morgan and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Jordan's letters also record the role played by his regiment in the invasion of Georgia, Sherman's March to the Sea, and the Carolina campaigns. The battles at Thompson's Station, Tullahoma, Averasboro, and Bentonville are among the larger engagements described by Jordan.

Only Jordan's letters to his wife Jane are digitized here, but some of Jordan's correspondence with others remains in the collection.