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Confederate (CSA)


James W. Ford

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Jones' Division

Before Sharpsburg

He was volunteer aide-de-camp (ADC) to General D.R. Jones by First Manassas in July 1861. He was appointed First Lieutenant and ADC 24 August 1861.

On the Campaign

From General Jones' Report:

My regular aide-de-camp, First Lieut. J. W. Ford, during the recent campaign was acting as assistant quartermaster of my division, and discharged the duties of his office to my entire satisfaction.

The rest of the War

He was with General Jones to Janaury 1863, when his commission was vacated by the death of the General. He may later have been on the staff of General Bratton.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 130  [AotW citation 17582]