Andrew H. Norton and Charles D. Jones Civil War Letters to Sarah M. Jones
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The majority of the early letters are from Andrew H. Norton to his friend Sarah, whom he addressed by her middle name. He longs to be discharged to be with Sarah, and even talks of him and the rest of the boys running away. He mentions his reactions to various battles and reports of the President being killed. Letters from her brother tell mainly of things going on in Washington, and how he is doing.
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Sarah Martha Jones was born in 1850 in New Hampshire. She was one of five children of Samuel Jones (born 1811) and Sarah Jones (born 1811). Sarah Martha Jones resided in Woodstock and later Felchville, Vermont. Sarah Martha Jones married her friend Andrew H. Norton on January 1, 1866 at the age of 16. The place of marriage was Woodstock, Vermont.
Andrew H. Norton was the husband of Sarah Martha Jones and was born in 1844. He resided in Barnard, Vermont when he enlisted in July 10, 1861. He was mustered in with Company K, 3rd Regiment of the Vermont Volunteers on July 16, 1861. He was taken prisoner on April 8, 1862 and pardoned on September 13, 1862. He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on April 15, 1864 and was later discharged on September 10, 1864. The letters he sent to Sarah Martha Jones during his service were received from locations in Virginia, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and Vermont.
Charles D. Jones was the older brother of Sarah Martha Jones and was born in 1844. He resided in Woodstock, Vermont when he enlisted on August 20, 1862. He was mustered in with Company 6, 6th Regiment of the Vermont Volunteers on September 30, 1862. He later transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on July 20, 1864 and was mustered out on July 3, 1865. The letters he sent to Sarah Martha Jones during his service were received from Virginia and various places in Vermont. He married Dora L Phaylen (born 1844) on October 6, 1864. Dora L Jones passed away in 1903 and Charles D Jones passed away in 1924. They are both buried at Spring Grove Cemetery in Florence, Massachusetts.
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Collection consists of letters to Sarah M. Jones from her brother Charles D. Jones and from her friend, and later husband, Andrew H. Norton, both of whom were Union soldiers in the Civil War.
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