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Confederate (CSV)


George W. Jones

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Parker's Richmond (VA) Battery

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted and mustered as a Private in Parker's Richmond Battery, Light Artillery on 14 March 1862 in Richmond.

On the Campaign

At Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:

The fight commenced at break of day, and by sunrise the smoke of battle hung like a pall over the scene of conflict. Men and horses fall in rapid succession ... The charge in one of the guns explodes prematurely and sends its "rammer" whizzing over to the enemy, at the same time burning and almost blinding dauntless George Jones, who even then will not leave his post.

The rest of the War

He was captured with the battery at Harper's Farm, VA on 6 April 1865 and held at Point Lookout, MD until released on 14 June 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

References & notes

Service information from Musselman1 via the Historical Data Systems database. The quote above from Royall W. Figg in "Where men only dare to go!" or, The story of a Boy Company (C.S.A.) (1885); thanks to Andy Cardinal for the pointer to that volume.


1   Musselman, Homer D., The Caroline Light, Parker and Stafford Light Virginia Artillery, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1992  [AotW citation 23391]