“Dear Brother”: Letters of the Jones Brothers (Contoocook)

Who are the Jones brothers?

Burleigh

  • 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.

Luther

  • Enlisted (with Burleigh) September 1861 with Company B, 2nd NH Regiment.
  • Mustered out August 1864.

Sullivan

  • 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.

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