|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1864|
Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil war as Lieutenant Colonel of the 53rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was killed in action.
Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, commanding Fifty-third Indiana Volunteers, fell wounded through both thighs early in the engagement, and was again struck by a shell on the head and instantly killed. Colonel Jones was in his sixty-fifth year and was a brave and patriotic officer. After he was first wounded he drew his revolver and assisted in guarding prisoners behind the works, where he received his death-wound; then the gallant Major Vestal took command and was soon severely wounded.
-No. 586. Reports of Col. Benjamin F. Potts, Thirty-second Ohio Infantry, commanding First Brigade, Fourth Div., 17th Army Corps. In the Field, near Atlanta, Ga., July 23, 1864. (OR Series 1 - Volume 38 (Part III) page 587)
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Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: Section A, Grave 1091
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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Sir,thank you for your service and sacrifice. May we always honor the high price you and so many others who paid for our freedom and so that "that nation might live." God bless you and the G.A.R. for defending our Union against those who would have destro...(Read more)|
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Thanks for serving sir!!!!!!|
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Rest in Peace.|
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