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Confederate (CSV)


James Ralphed Jones

(1840 - 1925)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as 3rd Sergeant in Company H, First Texas Infantry on 24 June 1861 in New Orleans. He was reduced to Private, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in both thighs and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near Sharpsburg and was in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 10-11 October 1862. He was then sent on to Baltimore and later paroled, date not known. He was wounded again, in the arm at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863 and captured at Cashtown, PA on 5 July. He was held at Point Lookout, MD and exchanged there on 6 March 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. Gettysburg details from the Buseys.3 Personal information from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Ann Pettypool (or Pettipool, 1853-1923) in 1869 when she was 15 years old and they had 7 children together between 1871 and 1891.


12/11/1840; Union Parish, LA


06/16/1925; Hubbard, TX; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1522]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 57  [AotW citation 20977]

3   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 1419  [AotW citation 20984]