Richard Watson Jones, Jr.(1837 - 1914)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Greenville County.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He relieved the wounded Captain Feild at Crampton's Gap on 14 September as next-senior officer, and led the remnants of the Regiment at Sharpsburg.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the roster in Henderson1, details of command succession in the 12th from Bernard2, and dates from Goellnitz.3
|Birth Date: 05/16/1837 Birth State: VA |
Death Date: 12/18/1914
1 Henderson, William D., 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard Company, 1984 [AotW citation 812]
2 Bernard, George S., War Talks of Confederate Veterans, Petersburg (Va): Fenn & Owen, 1892, pg. 50 [AotW citation 813]
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