Ford, J. B.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.2545
Overview Photocopies of correspondence to J.B. Ford, an agent of the B.&O. Railroad in Wheeling, during the Civil War. The papers concern railroad operations in West Virginia, 10 February-24 September 1863; apprehension of deserters; and Ford's commission as Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers at the rank of Captain.
Collection Number: A&M.1679
Overview Suit papers and correspondence in the case of the BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD VS. J.B. FORD, general agent of the railroad at Cumberland and Wheeling. The papers include copies of documents relative to the building of the railroad from Cumberland westward to Parkersburg and Wheeling and the activities of Ford as general agent at Cumberland and Wheeling, 1852-1874. Most of Ford's evidence deals with the role of the railroad during the Civil War and its relations with the state of West Virginia....
Dates: ca. 1877