Sam Jones

United States Army Officer
Born Dec 17, 1819

Samuel Jones was a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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1819 Birth Born on December 17, 1819.


1841 21 Years Old Jones was born at "Woodfield", his parents' plantation in Powhatan County, Virginia. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1841 and was brevetted as a second lieutenant in the 2nd Artillery Regiment. … Read More
1846 26 Years Old He returned to West Point 1846 - 51, where he was assistant professor of mathematics and a tactics instructor. … Read More


1861 41 Years Old 1 More Event
With the secession of Virginia in 1861, Jones was commissioned as a major in the state corps of artillery. … Read More
1862 42 Years Old 1 More Event
He was promoted to major general on March 10, 1862.
1863 43 Years Old The September 1863 Battle of Blountville was the initial step in a Union attempt to force Jones and his command to retire from East Tennessee. … Read More
1865 45 Years Old 1 More Event
He then commanded the district of South Carolina until January 1865. … Read More


1873 53 Years Old From 1873 to 1875, Jones served as president of the Maryland Agricultural College. … Read More


1887 68 Years Old Died on July 31, 1887.
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