Lewis Jones


DeathApril 26, 1930
CemeteryJackson (Duncan)
PostHerron (Ayr)
Unit30th Indiana Infantry, Company A

Corporal Lewis Jones

Company A, 30th Indiana Infantry

Jones was born in 1843. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on September 24, 1861. Jones re-enlisted and was promoted to corporal on January 1, 1864. He served 4 years and 2 months. Jones was discharged on November 25, 1865.

The 30th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Fort Wayne on September 24, 1861. During Fetters’ enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863)

The regiment lost 17 men and 14 were wounded on April 7, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh. The Battle of Stone’s River was the mostly costly for the regiment. Twenty eight (28) soldiers were killed, 15 were wounded, and 3 were reported captured or missing on December 31, 1862.

Jones died on April 26, 1930 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Jackson Cemetery in Duncan (Platte County), Nebraska. Jones was a member of the Herron Post (#152) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ayr, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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