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James Parnell Jones

(1834 - 1864)
Home State: Maine
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Maine Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Son of Quaker missionaries, he was Principal of the China Academy, a Quaker school in his hometown at the start of the War. He raised a Company and was Captain as it became Company B of the 7th Maine Infantry.

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

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Major of the Regiment in 1863, and again wounded, at the Wilderness, VA in 1864. He was killed in action 12 July 1864 at Fort Stevens, near Washington, DC.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Hyde1. Photograph here from one accompanying a feature on him at the Maine State Archives, source of further biographical details.

Place of Birth: Dirigo, ME    
College: State University of Michigan, Haverford College (PA)    
Death Date: 07/12/1864    Death Place: Ft. Stevens, MD    


1   Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02  [AotW citation 6611]

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