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Pvt John O B Jones

Pvt John O B Jones

Birth
Death 12 May 1864
Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 9759975 · View Source
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Company G "Reid Guard" from Rockingham County, N.C., 14th North Carolina Infantry "Last At Appomattox!", Ramseur's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Resided in Rockingham County, N.C., and was by occupation a farmer prior to to enlisting in Rockingham County at age 30, May 10, 1861.
Present or accounted for until wounded in the right arm and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-4, 1863; hospitalized in Gettysburg until transferred to Decamp General Hospital, David's Island, New York Harbor, July 17-24, 1863. Paroled there and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received September 8, 1863, for exchange.
Reported absent-wounded through December 1863; rejoined the company prior to April 1, 1864.
Killed In Action in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, VA.

"At Spottsylvania, May 12, a memorable day, Ramseur's brigade advanced, driving the blue-clad soldiers from a first line of breastworks and then rushing to a second, stronger line. When the 14th regiment, on the left, reached the near side of the works, the situation of its fellow-regiment, the 30th North Carolina, on the right, became grave. Going to the rescue the 14th drove into traverses and ousted the Federals at the point of the bayonet." [Transcribed from the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sunday, December 24, 1961.]

Bio by: BigFrench


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First middle intial incorrect.


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  • Created by: BigFrench
  • Added: 5 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9759975
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John O B Jones (unknown–12 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9759975, citing Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .