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Label
1852-1853
Inclusive dates
1852-1853
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1852-1853, of William E. "Grumble" Jones (1824-1864) including a provision return for three men stationed at Fort Ewell, Texas, for four days commencing 23 November and ending 28 November 1852; and an invoice, 4 September 1853, issued in Fort Ewell, Texas, noting the transfer of quartermaster's property turned over by William E. Jones
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Biographical or historical data
William Edmondson "Grumble" Jones was born 9 May 1824 in Washington County, Virginia, the son of Robert Jones. He attended Emory and Henry College and graduated from West Point in 1848. Jones then spent three years in Oregon as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Mounted Rifle Unit. On 13 January 1852 he married Eliza M. Dunn of Washington County, Virginia. She drowned two months later during a boat transfer to his new post at Pass Cavallo, Texas. In 1857 Jones resigned his army commission, travelled to Europe, and returned to Glade Spring, Washington County, where he planted extensive vineyards on his estate. After the secession he organized the Washington Mountain Rifles which he led as captain at Manassas. Jones subsequently promoted to colonel and commanded the 1st and 7th Virginia Cavalry before his second promotion to brigadier general on 19 September 1862. He was killed at the Battle of Piedmont on 5 June 1864 and was buried in Old Glade Spring churchyard in Washington County.
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Vi
Form designation
Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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000503935
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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