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Jones, George A.
Age: 18, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/25/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. G, 6th VT INF, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 7/19/62, dis/dsb 9/23/62
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Birth: abt 1843, Northfield, VT
Burial: Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 91839196
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/18/1862
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls, MA
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George A. Jones
Springfield Republican, Feb. 7, 1932
SHELBURNE FALL'S LAST VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR IS DEAD
George A. Jones, 87, Served in Vermont Regiment - Was in Libby Prison - 50 Years With Lamson & Goodnow
Shelburne Falls, Feb. 6 - George A. Jones, 87, the last Civil war veteran in Shelburne falls, died today at the Franklin county hospital in Greenfield, where he was taken yesterday following a long period of ill-health. He was one of the three surviving members of the Ozro Miller Grand Army post.
Mr. Jones was born in Northfield, Vt., the son of George A. and Sarah Jones. He received his early education in that town, and upon the outbreak of the Civil war in company with three companions walked over the mountains from Northfield to Waitsfield, Vt., where he enlisted in Co. G, 6th Vermont volunteers. He was not quite 16 at that time. He served for nearly a year, and was wounded in the wrist and the arm at the battle of White Oaks. He was captured by the Confederates after his own regiment had left him at a plantation house. He was taken to Libby prison, but after three weeks was liberated and sent to Bellevue hospital in New York city, where he recovered from his wounds.
He returned to his home in Northfield, but later reenlisted. Because of his injuries he was unable to take an active part in the rest of the war, but served as an officer's aid until the close of the war. He again returned to Northfield and remained there two years and then came to Shelburne Falls where he has since resided.
For 50 years he was in the employ of the Lamson and Goodnow Manufacturing company, and retired about 11 years ago. He married Miss Marlon Gifford of this town who died in November 1920. He was a charter member of Ozro Miller post and a past commander. He had been the only local member for several years. His death leaves William Smith of Ashfield and Amariah Chandler of Alden, Ia., the two surviving members of the post. He was one of the best known residents of this section, where he was loved and respected by all. Last Memorial day for the first time since Memorial day services were established Mr. Jones was unable to take his part in the program.
He was the oldest member of the Alethian lodge of Odd Fellows, having been a member for more than 66 years. He is survived by three children, Mrs. George H. Manning of Main street with whom he had lived since the death of his wife, Leroy Jones of William street and Frederick Jones of Clifton. N.J., and several grandchildren. The funeral will be held at Johnson funeral home on Monday afternoon at 2. Rev. R. Emerson Snothen, pastor of the First Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Arms cemetery.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.