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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II
p466
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(Born D. C.)

Roger Jones​1

(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  p467 Jan. 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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