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B.D. Jones
B.D. Jones

Federal (USV)


Benjamin Dunn Jones

(1840 - 1875)
Home State: Rhode Island
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Providence, he was a student at Brown University (Class of 1864) when he enlisted on 5 September 1861 as Corporal in Company A, 4th Rhode Island Infantry. Promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
9 February 1864 he was discharged to accept a commission as 2nd Lieutenant, 11th United States Colored Heavy Artillery. He served as 2nd Lieutenant, Company I, 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored) to date from 5 December 1863. He was acting adjutant, 3rd Battalion 10 January to 6 June 1865, then AAG and acting adjutant, Camp Parapet, LA, near New Orleans. He mustered out on 2 October 1865.

After the War:
He moved to Omaha, Nebraska and was in business there until his death at about age 35.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Dyer1. Details from the roster and a bio sketch in William H. Chenery's The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored) in the War ... (1898), also source of his photograph.

Birth Date: 05/31/1840    Place of Birth: Providence, RI    
College: Kenyon College, Brown University    
Death Date: 05/05/1875    Death Place: Omaha, NE    Burial Place: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 277 - 286  [AotW citation 14064]

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