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Confederate (CSV)


Absalom R. Jones

(1835 - 1926)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in Fayette County, TX, he enlisted at Camp Clark in Guadalupe County as a Private in Company F, 4th Texas Infantry on 11 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, detailed as litter bearer and ambulance driver.

The rest of the War

He continued with this Company, usually as litter bearer, until he was captured on 20 (or 23) May 1864 on the march from Spotsylvania Court House to North Anna River, VA. He was held at Point Lookout, MD to 17 October 1864.

On that date he enlisted for United States service in Company C, 4th US Volunteer Infantry for 3 years and mustered with them as a Private at Fortress Monroe, VA on 31 October 1864. They served in the West in the Dakota Territory and at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.

After the War

He continued in US service until mustered out with his Company at Fort Leavenworth on 2 July 1866.

He returned to Morgan County, GA and farmed at Rutledge in the Fairplay District of Morgan County from about 1870 to at least 1920. He received a US veteran's pension beginning in July 1907 for his US Volunteer service and died of "old age and apoplexy" at 91 in 1926.

References & notes

Confederate service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. His US service also in the CSRs.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave; he's under a modern marker.

He married the widow Sarah Dianah Allen Stovall (1834-) in June 1867 and they had 2 or 3 daughters. He married again, Sempronia Frances Jones (1839-1907) in 1874. He married, lastly, Sarah Ann Armistead (1849-1927) in July 1907.


02/27/1835; Morgan County, GA


09/13/1926; Rutledge, GA; burial in Prospect Cemetery, Fairplay, GA


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 157-158  [AotW citation 1801]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26874]

3   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Former Confederate Soldiers who Served in the 1st Through 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiments, 1864-1866, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26875]