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Confederate (CSV)

Assistant Surgeon

John Curtis Jones

(1837 - 1904)

Home State: Texas

Education: La Grange (AL) College, University of Edinburgh, Class of 1860

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He moved with his family to San Antonio, TX in 1856. He studied obstetrics in Scotland (MD, 1860) and surgery in Dublin, London, and Paris. He returned to Texas at the start of the war, and on 14 October 1861 was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, 4th Texas Infantry at Camp Texas.

On the Campaign

He was with the regiment at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Surgeon on 22 May 1863. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He returned to Texas in 1865 and had a medical practice in Gonzales for the rest of his life. He was a longtime member of the Texas State Medical Association (once Vice President) and the American Medical Association.

References & notes

His presence at Sharpsburg from Davis.1 His service from his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3. Personal details from a bio sketch in the Handbook of Texas (from A History of Texas and Texans, 1914) and his obituary in the Confederate Veteran (Vol. 12, May 1904). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Kennon Crisp (1847-1929) in May 1867 and they had 5 children.

At least one source credits Dr. Jones with performing General Hood's leg amputation after Chickamauaga, and while he may have been present, it was probably Dr. Tobias Gibson Richardson (1827-1892) who did that work.

More on the Web

His 1885 house in Gonzales - reported to be the first in town with electricity and running water - is a local attraction.


03/10/1837; Lawrence County, AL


01/25/1904; Gonzales, TX; burial in Gonzales Masonic Cemetery, Gonzales, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 148-150, 315-316  [AotW citation 1614]