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Federal (USV)

Private

Evan Thomas Jones

(1842 - 1900)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 57th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted on 22 August 1861 in New York City and mustered as Private, Company K, 57th New York Infantry on 28 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded, struck in the forehead by a piece of shell, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty, date not known, and was discharged at the end of his term of service on 9 November 1864 in Philadelphia.

After the War

In 1880 he was living in Girardville, PA and working in the mines. He had moved to Centralia by 1910.

References & notes

Service information from the State of New York.1 Wound detail from Nelson.2 Details from the 1880 and 1900 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his birthplace as Wales. His parents were born there, but he was probably born in Pennsylvania. Thanks to Great-great-granddaughter Carol Lewis Haughey for the pointer to Evan.

He married Susan Schultz (1850-1924) in 1868 and they had 9 children together.

Birth

06/10/1842 in PA

Death

08/01/1900 Centralia, PA; burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, PA

Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 26, pg. 64  [AotW citation 7788]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 265  [AotW citation 23686]