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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Navy

John E Jones

  • Rank: Quartermaster
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Oneida
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
Served as quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Stationed at the wheel during the fierce action, Jones, though wounded, carried out his duties gallantly by going to the poop to assist at the signals after the wheel ropes were shot away and remained there until ordered to reeve new wheel ropes.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1834, NY
  • Died: June 19, 1865
  • Buried: Chalmette National Cemetery, New Orleans, LA

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