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William Jones

  • Birth c.1835 Wicklow, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Death 12 May 1864 Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Grave 2448
  • Memorial ID 19693

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, he served in the Civil War as a First Sergeant in Company A, 73rd New York Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. His citation reads simply "Capture of flag of 65th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.)". Later in the battle he was killed in action, and his Medal was posthumously awarded to him on December 1, 1864.

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  • Added: 21 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19693
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Jones (c.1835–12 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19693, citing Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .