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Confederate (CSV)


William L. Jones

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farmer living on his parents substantial place at Jasper in Pickens County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861 at Camp McDonald in Kennesaw, GA.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on 24 September 1862. His recently widowed mother Malinda filed for his final pay in March 1863.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1840; Pickens County, GA


09/24/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 2, p. 1036  [AotW citation 30036]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30037]