BUST VIEW OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL JOHN M. JONES - KILLED IN THE WILDERNESS

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Image shows Jones in semi-right profile in the uniform of a Confederate general.

Contrast and clarity are good. Mount is of an unusual cardboard like material. Upper right corner is chipped.

Bottom of reverse has “M. JONES” in pencil along with collector information in pencil.

From the collection of the late William A. Turner.

John Marshall Jones was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 26, 1820.  He graduated from West Point in 1841 ranking 39th in a class of 52. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 7th Infantry and served on the frontier until 1845 when he returned to West Point as an instructor of infantry tactics. He received a promotion to captain on March 3, 1855. Jones performed garrison duty at various forts across the country for a short period before participating in the Utah War from 1858 until 1860.

With the outbreak of the Civil War, he resigned his commission on May 27, 1861 to enter the Confederate service as a Captain of artillery. He was appointed a Colonel in the Army of Northern Virginia in 1862 and participated in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. In 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General and at the Battle of Gettysburg, he suffered a severe wound to his head that put him out of action. He returned to service in the early days of the Overland Campaign of 1864 and was killed in action at the Battle of Wilderness while attempting to rally his wavering men.  [AD] [ph:L]

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