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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Thomas M. Jones

(Ap'd Va.)


Thomas Marshall Jones: Born March 11, 1832, Hampton City, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 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; on frontier duty at Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1854, — Ft. Davis, Tex., 1855‑59,

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1859‑60, — as Quartermaster, 8th Infantry, Mar. 5, 1857, to Oct. 10, 1859,

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 19, 1858)

— Adjutant, 8th Infantry, Oct. 10, 1859, to Dec. 13, 1860, at San Antonio  p569 and Ft. Mason, Tex., — and as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Twiggs, Dec. 13, 1860, to Feb. 28, 1861.

Resigned, Feb. 28, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Farmer, Fauquier County, Va., 1866‑74, and 1877‑81. Professor of Agriculture, Maryland Agricultural College, near Washington, D. C., 1874‑77. Superintendent of Public Schools, Warrenton, Va., 1881‑85, and since 1889. United States Indian Agent for the Shoshones and Northern Arapahoes, 1885‑89.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Prescott, Arizona.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

Military History. —

First Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 19, 1858.

Resigned, Feb. 28, 1861.

Civil History. — U. S. Indian Agent for the Shoshones and Northern Arapahoes, 1885‑89; Superintendent of Schools at Warrenton, Va.; Superintendent  p69 of Indian Training School, Santa Fe, N. M., 1893‑97; in Oklahoma, at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency near Fort Reno, 1898‑1908; moved to Prescott, Arizona, 1908, and

Died March 7, 1913, at Prescott, Arizona: Aged 81.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.

Buried, Masonic Cemetery, Prescott, AZ.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. The lacuna is summarily filled in by the biographical sketch at Find-a‑Grave linked to above, and in more detail by parts of Dunbar Rowland's "Military History of Mississippi, 1803‑1898", once found online, but, with the continued shrinkage of the Web, no more.

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