Jones, Edward Threadway
Age: 0, credited to Chelsea, VT
Service: Norwich student, State Drillmaster, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 8th VT INF, contracted phthisic in camp, d/dis 8/62 [College: NU 62]
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Birth: 01/12/1841, Chelsea, VT
Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 75877806
Alias?: None noted
College?: NU 62
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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Edward T. Jones
Edward Threadway Jones was born in Chelsea, Vt., in 1841. He prepared for college at the Chelsea (Vt.) Academy and Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H., and entered the University in 1859. He was an earnest student and took especial delight in mathematics, military drill and tactics.
He remained in the University until the fall of 1861, when, with others of the upper class men, he entered the service of the state of Vermont as a drill master. For the next two years, he was constantly in the service of the State, and found no opportunity of returning to the University. He drilled companies in the 2d and 3d Vermont Volunteers, and raised and drilled a company for the 4th Vermont, of which he was urged to accept the captaincy; but refused on the grounds, he could do better service by drilling the State troops. He next drilled and instructed the officers of the 6th Vermont Volunteers and at their request was sent with them to the front, where he remained about two months. The winter of 1861-62, he spent with the 8th Vermont Volunteers at Brattleboro, and while there developed phthisic brought on by exposure and measles contracted in camp. After a brief stay at a sanitarium at Northampton, Mass., he returned to his home in Chelsea, where he died in August, 1862; was a member of the B A fraternity.
William Alba Ellis, Norwich University, 1819-1911, her history, her graduates, her roll of honor, pp. 664-665.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History