(1838 - 1862)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Son of a prosperous Methodist Episcopal minister, in 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer living with his parents and siblings at Davisville in Jasper County, MS. He enlisted on 27 April 1861 in Paulding, MS and mustered as a Private in Company F, 13th Mississippi Infantry on 31 May 1861 in Corinth. He was promoted to Color Corporal by September 1861 and to Color Sergeant on 1 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in the thigh and foot action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds on 19 October 1862, probably in a field hospital in the town of Sharpsburg. He was originally buried "in Rev. J. J. Adams town lot, back of the M. E. Graveyard" in Sharpsburg.
His father R.J. [Ransom Julaney] Jones applied for his final pay of $172.35 in February 1863.
After the War
He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Pvt. D.M. Jones. His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3. A casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862 has him as D.W. Jones, killed outright at Sharpsburg. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.
07/28/1838; Jasper County, MS
10/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD