{⋆★⋆} MG Jones, David Rumph

David Rumph Jones

Born: April 5, 1825
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Birth Place: Orangeburg, South Carolina

Father: Donald Bruce Jones 1792 – 1853

Mother: Mary Elvira Rumph 1795 – 1854

Wife: Sarah Rebecca Taylor 1831 – 1917
(Buried: Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia)​

Children:

Evelyn Taylor Jones Yorke 1857 – 1919​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Mary Belle Jones 1858 – 1929​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Education:

1846: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (41st in class)​

Occupation before War:

1846: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment
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1846 – 1849: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1846 – 1848: Served in the Mexican War​
1847 – 1848: Adjutant for United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1848: Garrison Duty at Jefferson Barracks​
1848: Garrison Duty at Fort Hamilton, New York​
1849 – 1855: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1851 – 1853: Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics at West Point​
1853 – 1861: Brevet Captain and Assistant Adjutant General Staff​
183: Assistant Adjutant General for Western Division​
1853 – 1854: Assistant Adjutant General for Pacific Department​
1858 – 1861: Assistant Adjutant General, Department of the West​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on February 15th

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army Infantry​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run, Brigade Commander​
1862: Participated in the Peninsula Campaign as Brigade Commander​
1862: Participated in the Seven Days Campaign as Brigade Commander​
1862: Participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Brigade Commander​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam as Brigade Commander
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1862 – 1863: Major General of Confederate Army Infantry​

Died: January 15, 1863

Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia

Cause of Death: Heart Condition

Age at time of Death: 37 years old

Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
 
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It was his division that anchored the right flank of the Army of Northern Virginia at Antietam.When the Union lX Corps attacked across the Burnside Bridge it resulted in the death of Jones' brother-in-law, Union Colonel H.W.Kingsbury.This has been speculated as a possible factor plus the strain of battle that aggravated a longstanding heart condition. Jones died the following January in Richmond due to this heart condition.
 
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