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W.F. Jones

W.F. Jones

Confederate (CSV)


Wesley Fletcher Jones

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as First Sergeant, Company G, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 30 August 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 15 January 1862, promoted to First Lieutenant 28 June, and to Captain on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a Federal field hospital near the battlefield and paroled there on 26 September. He died of wounds in Baltimore, MD on about 26 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from Henderson's Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3. Details from family genealogists.

He's one of 6 brothers, including Colonel Robert Harris Jones, who all served in the 22nd Georgia Infantry. His picture from a group photograph of all six, published in Military Images of January-February 1986.


08/04/1841 in AL


10/26/1862; Baltimore, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 979  [AotW citation 19446]