Confederate Colonel E. P. Jones War Date ADS-2nd SC Infantry

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ADS, signed “E. P. Jones,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12, February 2, 1863. A pass written by Colonel E. P. Jones of the 2nd South Carolina Infantry. In part: “Mr. Tench Coxe and Mr. Franklin Coxe with their families desire to pass our lines, to go to Pensylvania [sic], if consistent with the Laws and Regulations of the Confederacy…Unless they go on to Philadelphia immediately, their property will be confiscated by the Government…Mr. Franklin Coxe went into the service as soon as the War commenced, and served faithfully under my command…I know them to be loyall [sic] and true to our Government.” Also endorsed at the conclusion by James L. Orr and James H. Farrow. Light toning and a partial separation to one horizontal fold, otherwise fine condition.

The 2nd South Carolina was one of the most active regiments from either side during the war, participating from the very beginning with the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Among their numerous other significant battles were Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, and Spotsylvania Courthouse. An interesting document revealing some of the conflicting interests of southerners during the war between the states.

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