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MEDAL of HONOR
Ribbon

John E. Jones
Quartermaster - U. S. Navy
Civil War

Born 1834
New York, New York
Died  
Cause  
Age  
 
Military Quartermaster
1864
 
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Spouse  
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Burial Chalmette National Cemetery
Chalmette, LA.

John E. Jones

was born in 1834 in New York, N.Y.

It is not known when he joined U.S. forces in the Civil War, but he was serving as Quartermaster aboard the U.S.S. Oneida during on engagement on Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. 

The Medal of Honor was awarded as a result of his heroic actions during that battle.

His Award is accredited to the state of New York, yet he rests forever in Louisiana in the Chalmette National Cemetery.  Recently reported to Louisiana Cemeteries, he becomes our fifth Medal of Honor recipient buried in this state.

He is located in what originally was Square 9, Grave #84 and is now known as Section 55, Site 4406.

A record of when and why he came to Louisiana or of his activities or family is not yet known to Louisiana Cemeteries.

The Citation

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.

 

 Pictures by Joseph Mann

4406
J. E. JONES

U. S. N.

MEDAL OF
HONOR

CIVIL WAR
QUARTERMASTER
 USS ONEIDA

 Pictures by Joseph Mann


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