Jones, Edwin R.
Age: 20, credited to Middlesex, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/22/64, m/i 8/22/64, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, pow, Mt. Jackson, 10/7/64, mwia, Mt. Jackson, 10/7/64, d/wds 10/7/64
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Birth: Unknown, Middlesex, VT
Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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VERMONT SOLDIER MURDERED. - Private Edwin R. Jones Co. C, 1st Vt. Cavalry, son of the late Nath'l Jones, Jr., was taken prisoner in Sheridan's raid up the Shenandoah valley, Oct. 7th 1864, and while being taken to the rear was met by a rebel demon who brutally thrust a saber into his bowels, mortally wounding him. Lt. Wheeler captured at the same time (since exchanged) and who ministered to the wants of the dying hero, states that there was not the slightest pretense for the fiendish murder. The widowed mother and young wife who are thus called to mourn the loss of a beloved son and kind husband stricken down in cold blood, have the sympathies of the public and can but thank God that the day of retribution is near at hand and that the unholy cause which has brought so much sorrow and desolation upon the land has received its death-blow.
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, April 21, 1865
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.