Amanda Theodosia Jones

(1835-1914 / Ontario County, New York)

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Amanda Theodosia Jones (1835 – 1914) was an American woman author and inventor most noted for inventing a vacuum method of canning called the Jones Process.

Amanda Jones was born in East Bloomfield, New York, on October 19, 1835, the fourth child of Henry and Mary Alma (Mott) Jones. She attended district schools in East Bloomfield and Black Rock, New York; she completed normal school ... more »

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The Battle of Gaines' Hill

June 27, 1862.

The battle's last, long thunders rolled;
The witness-cloud to heaven was swept;
And night, the ghostly seer and old,
Around our blood-drenched borders crept:
Upon our arms we slept.

We slept: but night, that ancient seer,
Conned o'er us his prophetic lore;
And whispered low in many an ear,
'Thou art, but thou shalt be no more
When next the cannons roar.'

Sleep, that should lift the rugged cross
From staggering souls, but deepened pain,
With conscious sense of coming ...

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