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James Parnell Jones

(1835 - 1864)

Home State: Maine

Education: State University of Michigan, Haverford College (PA)

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Son of Quaker missionaries, he was Principal of the China Academy, a Quaker school in his hometown at the start of the War. He raised a Company and was Captain as it became Company B of the 7th Maine Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major of the Regiment in 1863, and again wounded, at the Wilderness, VA in 1864. He was killed in action 12 July 1864 at Fort Stevens, Washington, DC.

References & notes

Basic information from Hyde1. Photograph here from one accompanying a feature on him at the Maine State Archives, source of further biographical details. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/21/1835; China, ME


07/12/1864; Washington, DC; burial in Dudley Cemetery, China, ME


1   Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02  [AotW citation 6611]