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Confederate (CSA)

Captain

Waters Burras Jones

"Old Red"

(1825 - 1898)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 60th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Sheriff of Troup County, Georgia, he was elected Captain of Company B, 60th Georgia after his enlistment on 17 July 1861.

The rest 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 & notes

Bio data from that collected by Brantley.1 Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

12/31/1825; Greenville, SC

Death

05/28/1898 LaGrange, GA; burial in Hillview Cemetery, LaGrange, GA

Notes

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]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19680]