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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Robert M. Jones

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Tuskegee as a Private in Company C, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 27 April 1861. He was promoted to 4th Corporal on 12 September 1861 but was listed as a Private on records of the Maryland Campaign and after.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his foot in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured.

The rest of the War

He was paroled near Sharpsburg, MD on 21 September 1862 but was held at Fort McHenry in Baltimore to at least 6 November. He was furloughed home to Cross Keys, AL by the end of December. He was detailed "by General Lee" as a shoemaker in early 1863 and as a tailor in Richmond, VA, from 10 April to at least October 1863. A medical board of July 1863 recommended he remain on detail due to his South Mountain wound. He was a clerk in the CS Clothing Bureau at the depot in Richmond by January 1864 and through at least November of that year.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His wounding from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862.

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=106573, etc.  [AotW citation 25580]