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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Samuel Jones

(Ap'd Va.)


Born Dec. 17, 1819, Powhatan Co., Va.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1841.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Sep. 28, 1841.

Served: on Maine Frontier, at Houlton, 1841‑43, pending "Disputed Territory" controversy; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1843‑45, — Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1845‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846; at the Military Academy, 1846‑51, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Oct. 4, 1846, to Sep. 15, 1849, — Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Dec. 1, 1846, to

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

Mar. 2, 1848, — Asst. Instructor of Artillery, Nov. 26, 1847, to June 6, 1848, — and Principal Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Sep. 15, 1849,  p84 to Sep. 1, 1851; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1851‑52, — East Pascagoula, Mis., 1852, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1852‑53, 1853‑54;

(Captain, 1st Artillery, Dec. 24, 1853)

on frontier duty at Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1854‑55; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1855‑56; on frontier duty at Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1856‑57, — and Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1857‑58; and as Assistant to the Judge Advocate of the Army, at Washington, D. C., Nov. 3, 1858, to Apr. 27, 1861.

Resigned, Apr. 27, 1861.

Civil History. — Elected Commandant and Professor of Engineering, Georgia Military Institute, 1855: declined.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Farmer, Mattoax, Amelia County, Va., 1866‑80. Clerk in the Office of the Adjutant-General, 1880‑85, and of the Judge-Advocate-General, U. S. Army, 1885‑87.

Died, July 31, 1887, at Bedford Springs, Pa.: Aged 68.

Buried, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; a summary can be found on the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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