John Henry Jenks Papers

The J. Henry Jenks Papers primarily contain Civil War letters to his wife, although there are twelve letters which date from December 1859 through June 1860. During this period, Jenks remained in Keene, N.H. while his wife and daughter lived with family in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. In these letters Jenks describes his business, life in Keene, and arrangements for their reunion.

Remaining letters, dating from October 1862 to October 1864, deal largely with Jenks’ Civil War service. These provide excellent descriptions of camp conditions, guard duty, slave life, and his travels in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Louisiana. Jenks also provided descriptions of the Battles of Winchester and Fishers Hill.

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Submissions from 1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; February 23, 1864, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; June 19, 1864, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; June 22, 1864, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; June 9, 1864, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; May 1, 1864, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; May 22, 1864, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; October 11, 1864, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; October 1, 1864, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; September 10, 1864, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Flora Jenks; February 21, 1864, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

Submissions from 1863

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; August 16, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; February 15, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; January 25, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; July 12, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; July 22, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; June 11, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; March 10, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; November 18, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; November 21, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; November 8, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; October 8, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; September 6, 1863, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864

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Letter from Mary Louise Jenks to John Henry Jenks; June 7, 1863, Jenks, Mary Louise

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Letter from E. W. Reynolds to John Henry Jenks; September 2, 1863, Reynolds, E. W. (Eli W.)

Submissions from 1862

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Letter from John Henry Jenks to Almina Crawford Jenks; October 3, 1862, Jenks, John Henry, 1823-1864