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W.H. Jones

W.H. Jones

Federal (USV)


William Henry Jones

(c. 1840 - 1867)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, from Corning, he enrolled there on 6 May 1861 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant (or Ensign), Company D, 23rd New York Infantry on 4 July (to date from 6 May). He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 16 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his chest, into his left lung, in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was mustered out with his Company on 22 May 1863 in Elmira.

After the War

He was living with his parents in Corning, NY in 1865 and listed his occupation as "soldier." He died from complications of his Antietam wound and/or tuberculosis in Corning on 24 September 1867.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and his Muster Roll Abstract, online from fold3. His wound at Antietam from his widow's pension application, also online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the NY State Census for 1865. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph offered on ebay in 2021. Thanks to John Banks for the pointer to Jones' wound information and photograph.

He married Julia Maria Anthony (1847-1869) in January 1866; she outlived him by less than 2 years.


c. 1840; Scipio, NY


09/24/1867; Corning, NY; burial in Hope Cemetery, South Corning, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 483  [AotW citation 26184]