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Jones, Charles N.
Age: 44, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/23/61, m/i 11/19/61, QMSGT Co. E, 1st VT CAV, reen 12/28/63, pow, Middletown, 5/24/62, prld 9/13/62, comn 2LT, 4/14/65 (4/26/65), m/o 6/21/65 as QMSGT
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Birth: 1817, Bethel, VT
Burial: Cherry Hill Cemetery, Bethel, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 95760303
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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)
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Cherry Hill Cemetery, Bethel, VT
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The Late Charles N. Jones
I notice that in an obituary notice, a day or two since, of Charles Jones, of Bethel, you only refer to him as "a long time stage driver." Charles N. Jones, of Bethel, will be be more widely recognized by the present generation as having belonged to Co. E, 1st Vermont Cavalry, with the rank of Q. M. Sergeant. Although upwards of 50 years of age, at the time, he enlisted in Capt. Rundlett's company, giving his age as 44. It was generally supposed, however, that he commanded the company on every important occasion, notwithstanding his rank. While a sergeant, on one occasion, he placed his superior, a lieutenant, under arrest, where he remained by consent of the company until released by General Wells, who was then in command of the regiment, but not until he had firmly entered his protest against the release of the prisoner, as it was plain to every one that he deserved to lose his shoulder-straps. Sergeant Jones claimed his promotion and through persistent effort became second-lieutenant of his company, before the war closed. He was an old bachelor, self-confident, and ruled with an iron will. He will be remembered by the 100 Vermont Cavalry prisoners who went to Belle Island in1862,as one of their number. He was, notwithstanding his great age, the toughest soldier of them all, and endured the exposure and starvation better than any other one of the number. He has, since the war closed, taken great pleasure in meeting with the cavalry boys at their reunions, and last fall, at Montpelier, contributed untold merriment for the occasion.
Although he was not the most finished scholar, please say that C. N. Jones was a lieutenant in the Vermont Cavalry, served through the war, and died at Bethel, Vt., last Saturday, and very many Vermonters will recognize the obituary notice.
Source: Burlington Free Press, July 30, 1875.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.