"The H.B. Jenckes Letters"

Title

"The H.B. Jenckes Letters"

Type

Text

Subject

Jenckes, H.B.; Benham, Henry; Fort Pulaski; Savannah, GA; Reid, Mary Martha; Dummett, Anna; Smith, Frances Kirby; Reid, Mary Martha; Ellisville, MS; St. Augustine, FL; St. Augustine Blues; New Smyrna, FL; Catholic Church; Fernandina, FL; Dummett, Anna; Palatka, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Bell, Louis; Staudenmeyer, L.R.; Tocoi

Description

Letters written from St. Augustine and Ellisville, Mississippi from H.B. Jenckes to Mary Martha Reid spanning from January 1862 to May 1864. Early letters detail food shortages in Confederate St. Augustine (Jan. 1861 - Mar. 1862), Jenckes' opinions of Union soldiers, and a small guerrilla attack at West Tocoi. From March 10th to 13th, 1862, Jenckes describes the scene as Union gunboats set up in Matanzas harbor, before sending Flag Officer C.R.P. Rogers into town to occupy it for the Union.

Creator

Jenckes, H.B.

Source

MC19 . Box 1 . Folder 19

Date

"01-07-1862" - "29-05-1864"

Contributor

Jenckes, H.B.

Rights

St. Augustine Historical Society

Relation

various

Format

Typed transcriptions / 8.5" x 11"

Language

en-US

Identifier

Manuscript Collection 19

Coverage

1862-1864; St. Augustine, FL; Ellisville, MS

Publisher

Germany, Chad

Items in the "The H.B. Jenckes Letters" Collection

May 29, 1864: H.B. JENCKES TO MARY MARTHA REID
Confederate St. Augustine resident, H.B. Jenckes' 1864 letter from Ellisville, Mississippi to Mary Martha Reid. She expresses condolences for the battlefield death of Raymond Reid, and admiration for Mary Martha Reid's efforts as a Confederate nurse…

May 26, 1862: H.B. JENCKES TO MARY MARTHA REID
Confederate St. Augustine resident H.B. Jenckes' 1862 letter to Mary Martha Reid detailing her asthma, day-to-day activities, opinion of the occupying Union soldiers, and the state of the church.

March 10-13, 1862: H.B. JENCKES TO MARY MARTHA REID
Confederate St. Augustine resident, H.B. Jenckes' account of day-to-day activities in a March 10-13th, 1862 letter to Mary Martha Reid. Her initial concern is for a small attack at Tocoi, then she turns her attention to food shortages and the rising…

January 7, 1862: H.B. JENCKES TO MARY MARTHA REID
Confederate St. Augustine resident, H.B. Jenckes' 1862 letter to Mary Martha Reid. She details the food shortages affecting Confederate St. Augustine and foreshadows its Union occupation, if not for the help of England, writing, "I dread to hear. I…