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COL Bushrod “Bush” Jones

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COL Bushrod “Bush” Jones

Birth
Death
27 Sep 1872 (aged 36)
Burial
Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID
47502849 View Source

"Bush Jones was a native and resident of Perry (County). His parents came from Virginia to this county in 1835, and he was born here the year after. Graduating at the State University, he finished his law studies at Lebanon, Tennessee, and began the practice at Uniontown in 1858. In January 1861 he enlisted in a Dallas (Co., Ala) company that served six weeks at Fort Morgan. He fought at Manassas as a private in the Fourth Alabama, with which he afterwards served for some months as a lieutenant. He then went to Corinth, where he was soon after elected captain of a company from St. Clair, which was part of the Ninth Alabama battalion. When the battalion was reorganized he was elected Lieutenant colonel, and became colonel when the addition of two companies made the complement of a regiment which was called the Fifty-eighth Alabama. He led it at Chicamauga, where it lost sixty-three per cent of its members, and at Mission Ridge, where his horse was killed under him. The Thirty-second Alabama had been consolidated with his regiment, and he led the command at Dalton, Rocky Face, Resaca, New Hope, and thence to Atlanta. He was in temporary command of Deas' brigade at Atlanta, and led Holtzclaw's July 22 at Atlanta, at Jonesboro, and Spanish Fort, as he did his consolidated regiments at Nashville. He was paroled at Meridian, was appointed probate judge of this county by Gov. Parsons shortly after, and was elected by the people in 1865. From 1868, when he was evicted from office by the reconstruction acts, he practiced his profession here till his death September 27, 1872, at Uniontown, while on the Greeley electoral ticket. Colonel Jones was of a commanding figure, and easy address. He was a brave officer, ever at the post of danger, and was a gentlemen of ability and culture. He married a sister of Mrs. Augusta Evans Wilson of Mobile."

"Bush Jones was a native and resident of Perry (County). His parents came from Virginia to this county in 1835, and he was born here the year after. Graduating at the State University, he finished his law studies at Lebanon, Tennessee, and began the practice at Uniontown in 1858. In January 1861 he enlisted in a Dallas (Co., Ala) company that served six weeks at Fort Morgan. He fought at Manassas as a private in the Fourth Alabama, with which he afterwards served for some months as a lieutenant. He then went to Corinth, where he was soon after elected captain of a company from St. Clair, which was part of the Ninth Alabama battalion. When the battalion was reorganized he was elected Lieutenant colonel, and became colonel when the addition of two companies made the complement of a regiment which was called the Fifty-eighth Alabama. He led it at Chicamauga, where it lost sixty-three per cent of its members, and at Mission Ridge, where his horse was killed under him. The Thirty-second Alabama had been consolidated with his regiment, and he led the command at Dalton, Rocky Face, Resaca, New Hope, and thence to Atlanta. He was in temporary command of Deas' brigade at Atlanta, and led Holtzclaw's July 22 at Atlanta, at Jonesboro, and Spanish Fort, as he did his consolidated regiments at Nashville. He was paroled at Meridian, was appointed probate judge of this county by Gov. Parsons shortly after, and was elected by the people in 1865. From 1868, when he was evicted from office by the reconstruction acts, he practiced his profession here till his death September 27, 1872, at Uniontown, while on the Greeley electoral ticket. Colonel Jones was of a commanding figure, and easy address. He was a brave officer, ever at the post of danger, and was a gentlemen of ability and culture. He married a sister of Mrs. Augusta Evans Wilson of Mobile."


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