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D. R. Jones
D. R. Jones

Confederate (CSA)

Brigadier General

David Rumph Jones

(1825 - 1863)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Division
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Jones' Division

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Raised for at least part of his youth in Houston County, Georgia, he was appointed to West Point in 1842. After graduating, he began service with the 2nd US Infantry, including action in the Mexican War (1847), where he was cited for bravery. He resigned his US commission in 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Commanded Jones' Division in Longstreet's Command

The remainder of the War:
Reportedly died of heart disease.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

Birth Date: 4/5/1825    Place of Birth: Orangeburg District, SC    
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1846    Class Rank: 41st
Death Date: 1/15/1863    Death Place: Richmond, VA    Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

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