Sunday, November 11, 2012

Calvin Fay Jones, GAR, 1843-1910 & W. Harrison JONES 1841-1862

Calvin Fay JONES born in Petersburg, New York.
Died in Chickasaw, Iowa area.  GAR

He moved to Nunda, Illinois as a young man with his parents and family.
They left a large collateral family behind and many also came west already ahead of them.
He and his brother William Harrison Jones enlisted from  Nunda to serve in the War at Aurora, Ill.
Calvin lost his brother at Murfreesboro, Tenn.(Stones River) I have Calvin's service and medical records papers. They served from the same unit.

Calvin was buried, and given up as dead.  A family near, heard his moans and found dirt moving and dug it away and took him in and nursed him back to a bit of health. He walks back to Ill. He re-enlist to
to serve about 10 weeks and was mustered out again. Fought for 30+ years to get his pension back.I have copies of all the letters that were written to verify he was who he was. At least I think they are all of them, in his file.

I understood him to be a very kind gentle man and was well liked by all. My Grandfather looked much like his Dad but Calvin had blue eyes.  My Dad had the blue eyes also, and color of features as his Grandfather but different build. Calvin was thin and wiry. Dad was more stocky.  Grandad was thin and wiry also.

Calvin took a musket ball into the lower left chest and lost all the lower ribs front and back as I understand the medical data. Grandad said you could set on his lap and put your fist in his stomach and your knuckles showed on the back of his back.

Calvin and his sister Arvilla took possession of the land of his parents. I do not have the results of whom got the land at his demise.  In time, I hope to.

His family moved to Chickasaw County, Iowa area with other families.  1 sister stayed in ILL and was married, there.

Family moved around in Belmont, Floyd, Butler, Chickasaw County.  I have pictures of the tombstones.

Calvin F Jones
IL 36 Inf H
Oak Hill
Cemetery Location:
Nashua Chickasaw IA
Lot 24; s/o Noyes and Susan

Cousin Ed Roberts sent me data on William HARRISON JONES. I have picture of where he is buried in files somewhere.

William H. Jones (First_Last)  GAR
Regiment Name 36 Illinois Infantry
Side Union
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Film Number M539 roll 46
Killed in Civil War Stones River Battle on dec 31 1862.  Refer to Calvin Fremont Jones notes for additional details.

MIDDLE NAME:        
COMPANY:         H
DATE OF BIRTH:        
DATE OF DEATH:         12-31-62
GRAVE NUMBER:         N-5569


36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Organized at Aurora, Ill., and mustered in September 23, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Rolla, Mo., September 24-29, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas, to September, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Rolla, Mo.,till January 14, 1862. Expedition against Freeman's forces November 1-9, 1861. Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas January to March, 1862. Advance on Springfield February 2-13. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. At Keitsville, Mo., till April 5. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 11-22, thence to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 23-29. Occupation of Corinth, Miss. May 30. Pursuit to Boonevilie May 31-June 6. Duty at Rienzi till September 6. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Louisville, Ky., September 6-19. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance toward Clarksville November 15-20. Reconnoissance to Mill Creek November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At and near Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 15. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till January, 1864. Regiment Veteranize January 1, 1864, and Veterans on furlough till March. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Loveioy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood, into Alabama October 1-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Huntsville, Ala., till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 15-23. Duty at Headquarters of General P. H. Sheridan, Commanding Dept. of the Gulf, to October. Mustered out October 8 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., October 27, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 193 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 
Officer and  127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 332.

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