CDV OF GENERAL JOHN M. JONES - KILLED IN THE WILDERNESS

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Item Code: 1138-255

Image is a vignette bust view of Jones in a double-breasted frockcoat with general’s collar insignia.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Paper is good but the mount has been trimmed and there is a horizontal crease passing through the top of the General’s head.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for G. W. MINNIS… RICHMOND, VA. There is an erroneous ID of “F. A. SMITH” written in pencil and crossed out with the correct ID of “JOHN MARSHALL JONES” below it. There is also some 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.

General Jones is buried in Charlottesville Maple Wood Cemetery.     [ad] [ph:L]

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