Waters Burras Jones"Old Red"
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 60th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Sheriff of Troup County, Georgia, he was elected Captain of Company B, 60th Georgia after his enlistment on 17 July 1861.
The remainder of the War:
He was in command at Gettysburg, also, and was elected Major 17 August 1863. He was wounded at the Wilderness (May 1864), and later Colonel and in command of the combined 60th and 61st Georgia (Jan 1865) until the surrender at Appomattox.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Bio data from that collected by Brantley.1
1 Brantley, Chris, The Lawton-Gordon-Evans Brigade (CSA), Published 2000, first accessed 15 August 2005, <http://users.erols.com/brant/GeorgiaBrigade/index.html>, Source page: /soldiers.html [AotW citation 222]
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