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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born Ind.)

Edmund C. Jones

(Ap'd Ind.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Jul. 1, 1849, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1853.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1853‑54, — and at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854; on frontier duty at Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1854‑55, — March to Bent's Fort, Col., via Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and thence to Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1855, — and at Ft. Smith Commissary Depot, Ark.,

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1855‑57; in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1857‑58; on frontier

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Aug. 1, 1857)

duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — and on Utah Expedition, 1858‑60; and on Recruiting service, 1860‑62.

Captain, 7th Infantry, May 23, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Feb. to May, 1862; and in arrest, May to July, 1862.

Cashiered, July 9, 1862, for "Drunkenness on Duty."

Died, May 24, 1869, at Columbus, Ind.: Aged 37.​a

Buried, Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus, IN.

Thayer's Note:

a His tombstone (q.v.) reads 35 years.

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