Age: 35, credited to Peacham, VTVITALS
Birth: 05/14/1826, Dorchester, MAADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
IOOF Cemetery, Montezuma, IA
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One of the may civil war survivors who have their homes in the town of Montezuma, is Mr. Alvin Jones who, if he lives a few months longer, will be 85 years old. He can tell war stories too. Was a member of the Third Vermont infantry and was in the bloody struggles that occurred in the vicinity of Spottsylvania Court House. He say that there is now in some building of the war department at Washington a white oak stump that was part of a tree sixteen inches in diameter that was cut in two by minie balls fired from the muskets of the opposing sides in that memorable campaign. Jones relates an incident that is here told about in his own words: "In the latter days of the war a man enlisted in our company as a substitute. He got %600 bounty for doing it. He was an all-round mean cuss and in the very first fight he took part in the darned fool managed purposely to shoot the end of his finger off and turned round intending to get into the rear; but the sergeant saw the performance and immediate told the captain. Now our captain was a very profane man and he walked up, drew his sword and using fearful language he ordered the man to stay where he was, threatening to split his head open if he didn't do it. Needles to add that wounded substitute remained in the fight until the battle was over notwithstanding the suffering occasioned by his self-inflicted injury."
Evening Time-Republican (Marshalltown, Iowa), 20 December 1910.