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PVT Strother Seth Jones

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PVT Strother Seth Jones

  • Birth 5 Apr 1831 Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 12 Oct 1916 Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section G, Grave 227
  • Memorial ID 12651172

Married Lucy Virginia Stewart 5/22/1851 at Mt. Airy, Fauquier County, Va.; widowed when Lucy died of diptheria. Father of Bettie Farish Jones Hart, Susan Payne Jones Matthews, and Mary Lavenia Stewart Jones.

Company H "Black Horse Cavalry", 4th Virginia Cavalry, Wickham's/Mumford's Brigade, Fitz. Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence was not listed; 37 years old; 5'11", florid complexion, hazel eyes, grey hair.
Enlisted for 12 months' service on 4/25/1861 at Warrenton, he was mustered into Captain Robert Randolph's Company, "Black Horse Cavalry", 4th Virginia Cavalry as a Private; designated as Bugler. (This company was subsequently designated Company H.)
Present Sept & Oct 1861 Roll.
Absent, Sick on Nov & Dec 1861 Roll.
Present on all rolls until March & April, 1863 Roll when listed as Absent, "detached Ordnance Sgt. for Company."
Absent, sick on July & Aug 1863 Roll.
Horse Killed In Action 9/28/1864 at Warrenton, VA.; reimbursed $300.
Paroled 5/4/1865 Clarksburg, WVA.
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"Mr. S. S. Jones was paralysed ... at the home of his son-in-law Arthur M. Hart." "His kind heart, liberality, and congenial nature won for him the esteem of both officers and comrades, and as a true soldier and companion, [none were] held in higher estimation." (Obituary info from "Black Horse Cavalry", Lynn Hopewell)
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The 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Escorts to Gen. Stonewall Jackson", completed its organization at Sangster's Cross Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, in September, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Prince William, Chesterfield, Madison, Culpeper, Powhatan, Goochland, Hanover, Fauquier, Buckingham, and the City of Richmond.
It participated in the Battle of Williamsburg, the Seven Days' Battles, 2nd Manassas, Maryland campaigns, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Upperville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, Bethesda Church, the Shenandoah Valley with Early and around Appomattox.

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  • Created by: BigFrench
  • Added: 10 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12651172
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Strother Seth Jones (5 Apr 1831–12 Oct 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12651172, citing Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .