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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1914.001.00042
Date May 6, 1865
Scope & Content Letter from Brigadier General Thomas H. Ruger to Major General Samuel Jones, May 6, 1865

Physical Appearance: The letter is from Union Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Ruger to Jones, dated May 6, 1865. Writing from Jacksonville, Ruger states that he is awaitingn instruction on details of the local surrender: "an agreement entered into between General Sherman and Johnston." He mentions that there will be a cessation of all hostilities and troops will maintian their relative positions." He also encloses a copy of Special Field Order No. 65 for Jones. <> "Recevied Hd. Qrts. Division Florida May 8, 1865."
Creator Ruger, Thomas H., Brig. Gen.
People Jones, Samuel
Search Terms Union
Subjects Ceasefires
Military leadership
Military demobilizations
Military tactics