Pvt.(CSA), James Jones

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Pvt.(CSA), James Jones

Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Death: March 10, 1864 (41-42)
Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States (Erysipelas)
Place of Burial: Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Freman Jones and Amy Jones
Husband of Frances Ellen Jones
Father of Savannah Mitchell Jones; Titus Taswell Jones; Ellen Virginia Jones and William (Willie) M Jones

Managed by: Karen Vee Schick
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About Pvt.(CSA), James Jones


James Jones served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War in Company E and K, 2nd Georgia Cavalry Regiment. He enlisted on April 7, 1862 in Griffin, GA and mustered in a month later on May 7, 1862 at Camp Stephens, Griffin, GA with the rank of Private. He was promoted to 1st Corporal. He was captured by the Union on October 11, 1863 at Sugar Creek, along the boarder of Tennessee and Alabama near Huntsville, Alabama. On October 20, 1863, he was forwarded to the Military Prison in Louisville, KY from Nashville, TN. The next day he was sent to Camp Morton in Indianapolis, Indiana. James Jones died of Erysipelas after 4 months in the prison.

He was initially buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Indianapolis, but his remains were re-interred to a mass grave located in Crown Hill Cemetery in 1933.

He probably participated in the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro (Stones River) and Chickamauga and Wheeler's October 1863 Raid.

James Jones was captured while taking part in Wheeler's October 1863 Cavalry Raid into southeastern Tennessee.

"We did not strike the enemy until we reached Sugar Creek, and here we found a brigade, posted in a strong position to delay the advance, until Wheeler's main force would be safely across the Tennessee. But we gave the brigade a surprise they were little expecting, for instead of fighting them at long range, Crook ordered a saber charge by his advancing brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel Patrick, commanding the 5th Iowa cavalry, lead the most gallant charge with his regiment, killing ten, wounding nine, and capturing upwards to seventy prisoners, utterly scattering and demoralizing the whole brigade. From that time on it was simply a race for the river. For the last six or seven miles we were on the gallop and gathered up many stragglers whose horses had given out, many others of the enemy, who could not keep up with the column, fled to the woods and mountains."

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Pvt.(CSA), James Jones's Timeline

Alabama, United States
July 11, 1851
Alabama, United States
October 4, 1853
Alabama, United States
October 27, 1857
Alabama, United States
March 10, 1864
Age 42
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States