Who are the Jones brothers?
- Enlisted September 1861 with Company B, 2nd NH Regiment.
- Wounded & died near Richmond, 1862.
- Wrote many letters to Sullivan throughout the 1850s & during his Civil War service.
- Enlisted (with Burleigh) September 1861 with Company B, 2nd NH Regiment.
- Mustered out August 1864.
- Oldest brother
- Worked in Chicago & Boston during 1850s & 1860s.
The Hopkinton Historical Society has preserved many of the brothers’ letters and papers dating from 1855-1864 and beyond.
The collection contains no photographs of the brothers.
CLICK to read any of the following comics drawn from the letters of the Jones brothers:
- They Have Discovered a Cave! (B K Jones, April 1st 1855) (Guest Post) - 1855: Contoocook's Burleigh K. Jones shares news from home (and demonstrates his sense of humor) in an exciting letter to his brother Sullivan. (Drawn by guest artist Andrew Z.) ...
- I am Pedling Buttons (B K Jones, March 6th 1858) (Guest Post) - 1858: Be careful what you wish for! Burleigh K. Jones just can't get rid of those buttons he had his brother send him from Boston! (Drawn by guest artist Heather Mitchell) ...
- Mayflowers (B K Jones, April 25th 1858) (Guest Post) - 1858: Burleigh K. Jones has some fun times planned for May Day, but life around the capital still seems unbearably dull... (Drawn by guest artist Althea Barton)
- Thanksgiving Letter (B K Jones, Dec 2d 1860, #1) - 1860: Burleigh's recently back from the 1860 Republican convention in Chicago, and he can't wait to tell his brother all about the celebrations back on the farm in Contoocook:
- Thanksgiving Letter (B K Jones, Dec 2d 1860, #2) (Guest Post) - 1860: Burleigh relates a classic NH Thanksgiving... (Drawn by guest artist Dan Haines of Hopkinton)
- Thanksgiving Letter (B K Jones, Dec 2d 1860, #3) (Guest Post) - 1860: Burleigh sends news about his family's Thanksgiving activities...
- Dear Brother (Jones, June 13th 1862) - Contoocook's Burleigh K. Jones writes to his brother following the Battle of Seven Pines ...
- Company B Fall in for Dinner (Jones, June 13th 1862, #2) - 1862: Burleigh K. Jones takes a break from letter writing to observe dinnertime; then he continues with some ghastly details from the Fair Oaks battlefield:
- I Will Pledge Myself (Jones, June 13th 1862, #3) - 1862: The Union armies stand at the gates of Richmond, and to Burleigh, the war seems all but won. He couldn't be more wrong ...