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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II
p466
1527

(Born D. C.)

Roger Jones1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Born Feb. 25, 1831, Washington, DC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1847, to July 1, 1851, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, July 1, 1851.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1851‑52; at

(Second Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, May 24, 1852)

the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Cavalry, Dec. 13, 1852, to p467Jan. 6, 1854; on frontier duty at Ft. Ewell, Tex., 1854, — Scouting, 1854, — as Adjutant, Mounted Riflemen, July 1, 1854, to Mar. 24, 1858, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1854‑55, — San Antonio, Tex., 1855‑56, — Conducting recruits to Texas, 1856, — San Antonio, Tex., 1856, — March to New Mexico, 1856, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1856‑57, — and on Gila Expedition,

(First Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, Jan. 26, 1857, to July 31, 1861)

1857, being engaged against Mogollon Indians, in a Skirmish at the Cañon de los Muertos Carneros, N. M., May 24, 1857; on Recruiting Service, 1858; on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., 1858, — Acting Ordnance Officer at Santa Fé, N. M., 1858‑59, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1859‑60, — and Ft. Union, N. M., 1860; and on Recruiting service, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in guarding Harper's Ferry, Jan. 7 to Apr. 18, 1861, when it was seized by

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Apr. 22, 1861)

Rebels, though the Armory, with about 20,000 arms, was destroyed, and most of the workshops much damaged;2 as Assistant to the Quartermaster-General's Department at Washington, D. C., Apr. to Nov., 1861;

(Major, Staff — Asst. Inspector-General, Nov. 12, 1861)

on Special duty in the War Department, Nov., 1861, to July, 1862; as Asst. Inspector-General attached to the Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Pope, July 17 to Sep. 3, 1862; and awaiting orders and on miscellaneous duties, Sep. 1, 1862, to Dec. 2, 1865.

Served: as Acting Inspector-General of the Military Division of the Mississippi, Dec. 2, 1865, to Aug. 6, 1886, — of the Military Division of the Missouri, Aug. 11 to Oct. 9, 1866, — of the Division of the Pacific, Dec. 18, 1866, to Feb. 9, 1876, — and of the Division of the Atlantic,

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Asst. Inspector-General, June 13, 1867)

Mar. 10 to May 29, 1876; as Asst. Inspector-General of the Division of the Atlantic, May 29, 1876, to Jan. 5, 1877, — in the Inspector-General's Office, at Washington, D. C., Jan. 15, 1877, to July 1, 1881, — and Asst. Inspector-General of the Division of the Atlantic to Aug. 22, 1888; and

(Colonel, Staff — Inspector-General, Feb. 5, 1885)

(Brig.‑General, Staff — Inspector-General, Aug. 22, 1888)

in charge of Inspector-General's Department, at Washington, D. C., to Sep. 1, 1888; and sick to Jan. 26, 1889.

Died Jan. 26, 1889, at Ft. Monroe, Va.: Aged 58.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Notes:

1 Son of General Roger Jones, Adjutant-General of the U. S. Army.

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2 For this act, the Thanks of the Government were tendered to him.


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