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E.S. Jones

E.S. Jones

Federal (USV)


Edward S. Jones

(1818 - 1886)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry

Before Antietam

From Philadelphia, he mustered as Captain, Company C, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry on 1 August 1861, with commission to date from 16 July 1861.

On the Campaign

On 16 September, from Keedysville, Lieutenant Colonel Owen ...

threw out an advance of one squadron, under the command of Captain S. Jones [sic], with orders to advance cautiously and ascertain the position of the enemy, which he did to my satisfaction — driving in their pickets until he was met by a shower of grape and canister from a masked battery, when he retired in good order and without casualty, except the loss of one horse.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment 2 November 1862, and Colonel on 16 August 1864, but not mustered at that rank. Mustered out on 24 August 1864.

References & notes

Basic information and his picture from Rawle1. The quote above from Colonel Owen's after-action Report. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.




11/25/1886; burial in Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, TN


1   Rawle, William Brooke, and Regimental History Committee, History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the American Civil War, 1861-1865, Philadelphia: Franklin Printing Company, 1905, pp. 67, Appendix V  [AotW citation 13532]