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Federal (USV)


Joseph R. Jones

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer in Washington, IN, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD from 26 to 30 September, then transferred to a hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He returned to duty on 12 December 1862. He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He was injured carrying a log while on picket at Atlanta, GA on 20 August 1864. He reenlisted on 24 January 1864 and transferred to Company K, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864 at Atlanta after the muster-out of the 27th. He was consolidated into Company B, 33rd Indiana Infantry on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC, and mustered out with them on 21 July 1865 in Louisville, KY.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


Date not known; burial in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Glendale, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 593  [AotW citation 18543]