Edward S. Jones(1818 - 1886)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Philadelphia, he mustered as Captain, Company C, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry on 1 August 1861, with commission to date from 16 July 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
On 16 September, from Keedysville, Lieutenant Colonel Owen ...
threw out an advance of one squadron, under the command of Captain S. Jones [sic], with orders to advance cautiously and ascertain the position of the enemy, which he did to my satisfaction — driving in their pickets until he was met by a shower of grape and canister from a masked battery, when he retired in good order and without casualty, except the loss of one horse.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment 2 November 1862, and Colonel on 16 August 1864, but not mustered at that rank. Mustered out on 24 August 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and his picture from Rawle1. The quote above from Colonel Owen's after-action Report. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 08/04/1818 |
Death Date: 11/25/1886 Burial Place: Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, TN
1 Rawle, William Brooke, and Regimental History Committee, History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the American Civil War, 1861-1865, Philadelphia: Franklin Printing Company, 1905, pp. 67, Appendix V [AotW citation 13532]
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