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Federal (USV)


Jonas Hawkins Titus, Jr.

(1831 - 1895)

Home State: Michigan

Command Billet: Commanding Detachment

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Michigan Sharpshooters, Brady's company

Before Antietam

A member of the Franklin Base Ball Club of Detroit, MI, he was a 30 year old printer in Detroit when he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Independent Company (Dygert's) of Michigan Sharpshooters, attached to the 16th Infantry, on 16 September 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 18 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Company in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 14 January 1863.

After the War

He lived in Detroit and Saginaw, MI, then moved to Chicago, IL in 1878. He continued in his profession as a printer and worked for newspapers in Chicago.

References & notes

Service from the Record of Service.1 Baseball detail from Morris' Base Ball Pioneers, 1850-1870 (2012). Postwar details from his death notice in the Chicago Inter Ocean of 4 April 1895. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/14/1831 in NY


04/02/1895; Chicago, IL; burial in Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, IL


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 16, pg. 159  [AotW citation 20234]