"10-13 March 1862: Letters from H.B. Jenckes, 1862-1864, St. Augustine, Fla."

Dublin Core

Title

"10-13 March 1862: Letters from H.B. Jenckes, 1862-1864, St. Augustine, Fla."

Subject

Jenckes, H.B.; Reid, Mary Martha; St. Augustine Blues; New Smyrna, FL; Catholic Church; Fernandina, FL; Dummett, Anna; Palatka, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Smith, Frances Kirby; Bell, Louis; Staudenmeyer, L.R.; Tocoi; 1862; Flagstaff; Bravo, Cristobal

Description

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 prices of goods in Confederate St. Augustine. On March 12th, she describes the scene as Commander C.R.P Rogers and Flag Officer Samuel Du Pont survey St. Augustine with Mayor Cristobal Bravo (Paul Arneau having just left his post) before occupying it for the Union. Further detail is on controversy surrounding Trinity Episcopal Parish's, Father L.R. Staudenmeyer's prayers for the Union and Abraham Lincoln after beginning the war a supporter of the Confederacy.

Creator

Jenckes, H.B.

Source

MC19 . Box 1 . Folder 19

Publisher

Germany, Chad

Date

10-03-1862

Contributor

Jenckes, H.B.

Rights

St. Augustine Historical Society

Relation

IsReferencedBy Thomas Graham's article, "The Home Front: Civil War Times in St. Augustine" El Escribano - The St. Augustine Journal of History: Civil War Times in St. Augustine (1986)

Format

Typed transcription / 8.5" x 11"

Language

en-US

Type

Text

Identifier

Manuscript Collection 19

Coverage

1862; St. Augustine, FL

Files

Jenckes Letters_Page_2.jpg
Jenckes Letters_Page_3.jpg
Transcription Mar 10-13.pdf

Citation

Jenckes, H.B., “"10-13 March 1862: Letters from H.B. Jenckes, 1862-1864, St. Augustine, Fla.",” The Civil War In St. Augustine, accessed September 22, 2017, http://sacivilwararchive.com/items/show/9.