(1832 - 1916)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry
He was a carpenter and worked for a mining company in Arizona from 1858 to 1860 and an Ohio railroad into 1861. He enrolled on 2 August 1861 and was commissioned and mustered as Lieutenant Colonel, 30th Ohio Infantry on 15 August.
On the Campaign
He took command of the Regiment when Colonel Ewing was assigned to lead the Brigade before Antietam. He was wounded and captured there on 17 September 1862 and succeeded by Major Hildt. Hildt later reported:
Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, after giving the order to move by the right flank and afterward to fall back, has not been seen, and must have fallen into the hands of the enemy.
The rest of the War
He was held at Libby Prison in Richmond, VA until exchanged, date not given. He was promoted to Colonel on 29 November 1862 and rejoined his regiment in January 1863 in Louisiana. He was honored by brevet to Brigadier General of Volunteers on 13 March 1865 and mustered out on 13 August 1865 at Little Rock, AR, having commanded the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps for the final year of his service (from 4 August 1864).
References & notes
His service from the Roster. 1 His wounding and capture at Antietam from Carman.2 Further service details from his Military Record, part of a report on the proposed Volunteer Retired List (S. 2162) for the 59th US Congress, First Session (1906). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from the Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS, also online from the Historical Data Systems database.
02/04/1832; Georgetown, MD
04/13/1916; Columbus, OH; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH
1 State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 395 [AotW citation 22176]
2 Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17 [AotW citation 22177]