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D. R. Jones

D. R. Jones

Confederate (CSA)

Brigadier General

David Rumph Jones


(1825 - 1863)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1846;Class Rank: 41st

Command Billet: Commanding Division

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Jones' Division


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

Commanded Jones' Division in Longstreet's Command

The rest of the War

Reportedly died of heart disease.

References & notes

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


4/5/1825; Orangeburg District, SC


1/15/1863 Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA