Age: 29, credited to Wolcott, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, 5SGT, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, dis/wds, 7/20/64, in Gnrl. Hosp. 7/27/64
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Birth: 01/12/1831, Wolcott, VT
Burial: Fairmount Cemetery, Wolcott, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 62385398
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/20/1864
Portrait?: Italo Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Fairmount Cemetery, Wolcott, VT
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PASSING OF AN AGED VETERAN
Charles Jones, Veteran of Civil War, Answers Last Roll-Call.
George Jones died Thursday afternoon at the home of his son, Walter Jones on Wolcott street, from a complication of diseases. Although ill since April, Mr. Jones was confined to his bed but two days previous to his death.
The deceased was born in Wolcott January 12, 1831, and was a son of Nathaniel Jones. He was the youngest of a family of eight, only one of whom survives, Nathaniel Jones of Wolcott, 90 years of age.
When the war broke out Mr. Jones was one of the first to volunteer his services to his country, enlisted in Company E Third Regiment Vermont Volunteers. He was mustered into service July 16, 1861, serving faithfully for three years lacking 13 days, at which time he was wounded in the foot in the battle of Spottsylvania, from the effects of which he nearly lost lost his life from gangrene.
He took part in the following battles: Lee's Mills, Va., Golden's Farm. Va.; Williamsburg, Va., Savage Station, Va., White Oak Swamp, Va., Crampton Gap, Md., Antietam, Md., first Fredericksburg, Va., Mary's Heights, Va., Salem Heights, Va., second Fredericksburg, Va., Gettysburg, Pa., Funksburg, Md., Rappanock Station, Va., Wilderness, Va., and Spottsylvania, Va. For his efficient service in the army he was promoted to the office of first sergeant. He received his honorable discharge from service, July 20, 1864.
Feb. 1, 1865, he was married to Miss Mary Litch of Wolcott. Two children were born to them both of whom are now living, Mrs. Inda Donovan of Waterbury and M. Walter Jones of this place. After his marriage he lived for a time on West Hill after which he moved to East Montpelier where his wife died in 1894. Since that time he has made his home with his son, Walter.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the M.E. church under the direction of the Masonic order, and interment was at Wolcott. Rev. J. E. Wright of Montpelier, a former friend and G.A.R. Comrade, officiated, assisted by Rev. H. H. White, pastor of the Baptist church, and Rev. O. M. Boutwell of Hyde Park who was in town to conduct services in the absence of Rev. E. P. Newell. The services were attended by the fraternal orders of the G.A.R., W.R.C.S. of V., and Ladies Aux. And a large number of friends. The profusion of beautiful flowers attested to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Among the floral offerings were pieces from the Masonic order, G.A.R., W.R.C.S. of V., Ladies Aux., Woodmen, Mrs. Walter Ainsworth, Mrs. Marie Deford, Miss Ida M. Beaulac, Miss Carrie Litch, Mrs. Cora Hubbell, Mrs. George Shipman, Mrs. Augustus Turner, Mrs. Carroll Taylor, Mrs. Ethel Hartson, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Sylvester, Mr. and Mrs. Alden Olmstead, Mrs. Lydia Olmstead, Mrs. Inez Ballentine, Mr. And Mrs. Walter Jones, Mrs. Ida Bridgman, Mrs. Carl Jones and Mrs. Inda Donovan.
Those from out of town to attend the funeral of Charles Jones were Mr. And Mrs. Charles Wheeler of Craftsbury, Mrs. Augustus Turner, Waterbury, Mrs. M. I, Munson, Morrisville, Mrs. Inda Donovan, Waterbury, Mr. and Mrs. Nye Hubbell, Danville, Mrs. Lydia Olmstead, Morrisville, Mrs. Herbert Moody, Wolcott, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Jones, Cabot, Nathaniel Jones, Wolcott, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buchanan, Woodbury, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jones, Wolcott, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hubbell, Wolcott.
Source: Hardwick Gazette, August 25, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.