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Former Iowa Senator George W. Jones arrested in New York and imprisoned for suspected disloyalty

George Wallace Jones, detail
12/20/1861
George Wallace Jones was a former Iowa and Wisconsin senator, congressman, and judge who had also been United States ambassador to Bolivia. He had been determined, through pre-war correspondence with Jefferson Davis and later letters to his wife and sons, two of whom served in the Confederate army, to be a flight risk and a danger to the Union. He was arrested in New York City and incarcerated at Fort Lafayette in New York Harbor. He was released in February, 1862 on giving his parole and retired in Dubuque, Iowa.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
U.S. States, et al., The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 2, (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1894), IV: 1301. 
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