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Richard Manson Jones
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1828
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 9, 1864
Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana, USA

Richard married Sarah Lewis Hale Neilson on May 8, 1855 in Madison Co, NC. Sgt. Jones died in the Civil War in 1864 in the Battle of Calcasieu Pass, LA. He was a confederate soldier in Griffin's 21st battalion.

SOUTHWEST LOUISANA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Vol. 25 No. 2, 2001
The LeBoeuf farm house on Monkey Island was used as the command post for the Confederate position, and after the battle, was used for a hospital. The graveyard was somewhere in the backyard of the house, on the northwest part of the island. The Monkey Island battlesite is one of the few battlefields where the federal government did not come after the war and move the Union dead to a National Cemetery. Apparentley after the battle, the graves were marked with white boards from a picket fence around the LeBoeuf farmhouse; but over the years they were knocked down. Now there are no markers of any kind at the site.

Recentley a map of the Battle of Calcasieu Pass has been discovered. This battle, which took place on what is now called Monkey Island, was the only battle fought in southwest Louisiana during the War Between the States. On May 6, 1864, 25 Confederates blocked two Union gunboats, the Wave and the Granite City, from entering the Calcaslieu River to destroy the supply lines to north Louisiana.

The battle began as the boats arrived at the Pass to buy stolen livestock from Jayhawkers and to recruit local men for the Union Navy. While they were there local Union sympathizers aided the Yankees in arresting southern sympathizers. About 50 men were killed or wounded in the battle, which lasted about an hour and a half. Wounded from both sides were treated at the LeBoeuf farm on the island and were later taken by water to the home of Daniel Goos just north of Lake Charles. About 25 Confedarate and Union soldiers were laid to rest on Monkey Island. Sadly, their graves are unmarked and neglected. 
 
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 Parents:
  Wiley Jones (1803 - 1867)
  Anna Duckett Jones (1804 - 1868)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Lewis Hale Neilson Manion (1835 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Harriet Elizabeth Jones (1856 - 1861)*
  Charles Neilson Jones (1858 - 1942)*
  Frank Wiley Jones (1859 - 1942)*
  Sallie Bostick Jones Conner (1861 - 1901)*
 
 Sibling:
  Richard Manson Jones (1828 - 1864)
  Melville Robert Jones (1840 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Monkey Island
Cameron
Cameron Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: J R
Record added: Oct 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43698946
Richard Manson Jones
Added by: J R
 
Richard Manson Jones
Added by: J.Lampsa,Jones,Cobble,Manion
 
 
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In thankful memory of a Vet.
- R. Watson
 Added: Apr. 20, 2013
My Mother's line of southerners thru Frank Wiley Jones. I think of this story often and remember the chaotic times and bravery and hardship.
- J.Lampsa,Jones,Cobble,Manion
 Added: Mar. 23, 2013
 
 
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