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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II

(Born O.)

William G. Jones

(Ap'd O.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1860.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Breckinridge, N. M., 1860‑61, — and

(Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, Dec. 29, 1860)

was captured at San Antonio by Texas insurgents, May 8, 1861, and not exchanged till Feb. 20, 1862.

First Lieut., 10th Infantry, May 14, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑63: in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General A. Porter, Provost Marshal General of the Army of the Potomac, Mar. to June,  p759 1862, — Battle of Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862, — Battle of Savage Station,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 71st Pennsylvania Volunteers,
June 18, 1862, to Apr. 6, 1863)

June 29, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Sumner, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to Mar., 1863, as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Sumner, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; in command of Regiment in Major-

(Colonel, 36th Ohio Volunteers, Apr. 30, 1863)

General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans' Tennessee Campaign, May 13 to Sep. 19, 1863, being

(Captain, 10th Infantry, June 1, 1863)

engaged in the Advance on Tullahoma, June 24 to July 4, 1863, — Passage of the Tennessee River and Cumberland Mountains, July to Sep., 1863, — and Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., Sep. 19, 1863.

Killed, Sep. 19, 1863, at the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.: Aged 26.

Buried, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH.

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