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Jones, William Hugh

Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): USN
Service: enl, 12/29/1862, USN, CLHVR, pr 1C Fireman, m/o 1/26/1865; USS Pawnee

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Birth: 1833, Wales
Death: 09/16/1892

Burial: Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: John Arsenault
Findagrave Memorial #: 23710176
Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Unknown

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Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, VT

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and other veterans who may be buried there.


Capt. Wm. H. Jones was killed at Poultney last Friday morning by a premature explosion of powder in the New Empire slate quarry, of which he was one of the owners. Mr. Jones and Fred Steele had partially filled a 20-foot hole with powder and were opening a new keg when the powder in the hole and the contents of the keg exploded. Both men were thrown a distance of 20 feet, and Mr. Jones' left arm was blown off, being found 60 feet away. He was also cut and burned about the body, and death resulted Friday evening. He was a veteran of the Civil war and prominent in the affairs of Poultney. Young Steele was badly bruised and burned but will recover.

Vermont Phoenix, Sep 23, 1892
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.