(c. 1827 - ?)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
From Buford's Bridge in the Barnwell District, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 2 January 1862.
On the Campaign
He was listed as missing in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862 and was wounded there by a buckshot though his left hand.
The rest of the War
He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA in September and October 1862 and was unfit for further field service. Colonel McMaster commented on his application for discharge:
Hd Qr 17th Ref S.C.Jones was (finally) discharged for disability on 5 November 1863. He surrendered and was paroled at Augusta, GA on 27 May 1865.
Nov 2nd 1863
Approved and respectfully forwarded -
I made two applications for the discharge of Private Jones last Spring but failed to procure it.
His hand was badly mutilated at Boonsboro Sep 14th 1862 and he has since been an inconvenience to the Regiment. I know him to be a good & faithful soldier anxious to serve his country and hope he will not be compelled to ___ out a miserable existence in camp unable even to attend to his own personal comforts, much less to benefit the service.
Col 17th Reg S.C
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 with his status at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), both online from fold3.
c. 1827; Barnwell District, SC
1 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 27758]