Henry George Jones

Corporal, Company D

Born June 29, 1830 in Oneida, Madison County, New York, USA
Died January 21, 1888 (aged 57) in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA

Enlisted on May 19, 1861 at the age of 30 and mustered into service as a corporal in Company D on June 20, 1861. Wounded in action on July 1, 1862 at the Battle of Malvern Hill. Returned to ranks as a private on November 30, 1862. Mustered out with Company D on July 4, 1864 in Brooklyn, NY.

The following excerpt was obtained from Jones' information that is listed on findagrave.com:

From the Union Advertiser newspaper, dated Jan 23, 1888: Henry Jones, aged 57 years, died suddenly Saturday night at the residence of his son at 25 Erie Street. Mr. Jones ate his supper at the usual hour at Congress Hall, and afterward went to his son's residence. He was sitting with a little grandson on his knee, when suddenly his head feel forward and, before a physician arrived, he was dead. Heart disease it is thought, was the cause of death. Mr. Jones was one of the brightest and best hydraulic engineers in the State. He was formerly engineer for one of the gas houses and aferward was employed at the Rochester Savings Bank building. For many years he was engineer for the Holley Water Works system and was engaged at the pump house off Brown's race. He leaves three sons, Seth C. Jones of New York city and Frank H. and George H. Jones of this city. He was a member of O'Rorke post G.A.R......" Henry was 3rd Corporal (elected as such on 31 July 1861) under Capt Benjamin W. Goodman of Company D, 1st Regiment of the New York State Volunteers, Long Island, commanded by Col. Julius Adams. Henry was baptised on 7 Nov 1839 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Rochester. He was educated at Cornell University and became an engineer at the Holly Pump House in Rochester.