This collection contains correspondence of the Jones family of Dowling, Macon County, Ill. Eight letters in this collection are from Thomas S. Jones, Co. D, 73rd Ill. Vol. Inf., to his sister, Harriet, and two letters are from William G. Jones, Co. E, 116th Ill. Vol. Inf., to her. The letters reflect concerns over health, food, and family matters, with occasional comments on the fighting. The collection also contains an undated letter from Rachel Jones Reese of Carlyle, Ill., in which she describes a new farm to her parents.
Georgia Thompson of Decatur, Ill., donated the letters to the Library in 1974.