John Marshall Jones
b. July 26, 1820, Charlottesville, Va.
d. May 5, 1864, Spotsylvania County, Va.

Jones graduated from West Point in 1841 where he eventually returned to teach infantry tactics. He also served on the frontier. In May of 1861 he resigned his commission to join the Confederate Army. During his service, he participated in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862, Front Royal, the Seven Days' Battles, the Second Bull Run Campaign, and the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was wounded at Gettysburg and again during the Mile Run Campaign. He was killed during the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864, while attempting to rally his men.



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