(1841 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 94th New York Infantry
In 1860 he was a 19 year old farmer on his father Zebulon's place in Pinckney, Lewis County, NY. He enlisted at Rodman, NY as a Corporal in Company F, 94th New York Infantry on 2 November 1861.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in the right arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
Part of his right radius (forearm bone) was removed by surgery on 15 October, but he did not recover, and his arm was amputated on 19 December. He died of his wounds on 30 December 1862, probably in a US Army hospital in Washington, DC.
References & notes
His enlistment from the Adjutant General,1 who has no further information. Wound and death details from the MSHWR.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, as Marquis E Jones. His birth date calculated from his age (21 years, 7 months, 22 days) at death, from his gravestone. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
08/05/1841 in NY
12/30/1862; Washington, DC; burial in East Rodman Cemetery, East Rodman, 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 1902, Ser. No. 32, pg. 127 [AotW citation 27426]
2 Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume II, Part II, pg. 792 [AotW citation 27427]