Jones’ Brigade, Cavalry Division

Posted to the Project on 08 Jun 09

jones Brigade Monument

Jones’ Brigade served as a member of the Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia. The brigade is honored by a monument and a tablet.

About the Main Monument

When was it dedicated? Erected circa 1910. The last monument was completed on December 19, 1910.

What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Polished smooth red Maine granite. Plaque: Bronze.

What size is it? 3.8 feet x 3.4 feet diameter base. Height 5’4″. Tablet measures 4 feet by 3 feet 8 inches and weighs 300 pounds. Overall weight is 3000 pounds.

Who made it? Albert Russell & Sons Co. of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Erected by the United States War Department.

What does it depict? Monolith consisting of polished smooth red Maine granite pedestal with a circular base. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of the unit.

What does it honor? One of 64 Confederate brigade monuments. Designed by E. B. Cope and erected by the U.S. War Department. They indicate the general location of the centers of the various Confederate brigades and artillery battalions during several phases of the battle. Some of the tablets were made from melted down Civil War cannon. The tablets describe the itinerary and movements of each brigade.

How is it inscribed? The monument reads,

C. S. A.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
STUART’S CAVALRY DIVISION
JONES’ BRIGADE
6th 7th 11th 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiments and 35th Virginia
Cavalry Battalion

July 1. The 12th Regiment was detached and remained on the south side of the Potomac River. White’s 35th Virginia Battalion was also detached. The remaining regiments crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md.

July 2. Marched from near Greencastle Pa. to Chambersburg Pa.

July 3. The Brigade marched from Chambersburg Pa. via Cashtown to Fairfield Pa. Met the 6th U. S. Cavalry about two miles from Fairfield. The 7th Virginia charged in the advance and was repulsed. The 6th Virginia in support charged and forced the Union Regiment to retire with heavy loss. The Brigade encamped at Fairfield for the night.

July 4. The Brigade held the mountain passes and picketed the left flank of the Army.

Casualties Killed 11 Wounded 30 Missing 6 Total 47

When was this photograph taken? December 17, 2009.

Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on South Reynolds Avenue, just North of Fairfield Road.

Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.

Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.

Secondary Monuments and Markers

Jones Brigade TabletMonument Title: Advanced Position Tablet

Photographed: September 18, 2009.

Location: 2.4 mi. north of Pa. 116 (Fairfield Road) on the Fairfield-Orrtanna Road. This monument is denoted on the map above by a RED pushpin.

Description: Iron tablet denotes advanced position of the brigade during the battle. Cast iron tablet with raised inscription painted in a contrasting color and mounted on fluted cast iron post. 4’4″ high; tablet 3.8 x 3.4 feet. Tablet reads as follows,

C. S. A.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
STUART’S CAVALRY DIVISION
JONES’ BRIGADE
6th 7th 11th 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiments and 35th Virginia
Cavalry Battalion

July 1. The 12th Regiment was detached and remained on the south side of the Potomac River. White’s 35th Virginia Battalion was also detached. The remaining regiments crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md.

July 2. Marched from near Greencastle Pa. to Chambersburg Pa.

July 3. The Brigade marched from Chambersburg Pa. via Cashtown to Fairfield Pa. Met the 6th U. S. Cavalry about two miles from Fairfield. The 7th Virginia charged in the advance and was repulsed. The 6th Virginia in support charged and forced the Union Regiment to retire with heavy loss. The Brigade encamped at Fairfield for the night.

July 4. The Brigade held the mountain passes and picketed the left flank of the Army.

Casualties Killed 11 Wounded 30 Missing 6 Total 47

At Gettysburg

Commander: Brig. Gen. William Edmondson Jones, known as Grumble Jones, (May 3, 1824 – June 5, 1864) was a planter, a career United States Army officer, and a Confederate cavalry general, killed during the American Civil War. More about this officer.

After Action Report: After Action Report of Brig. Gen. W. E. Jones (will open a pop up window).

Regiments

6th Virginia Cavalry

Commander: Maj. Cabell E. Flournoy (1840-1864). Native of Halifax County. Killed in action on June 4, 1864.

Strength: Not known.

Supplemental Materials: None.

7th Virginia Cavalry

Commander: Lt. Col. Thomas Marshall (1836-1864). Native of Fauquier County. Grandson of Chief Justice John Marshall. Killed in action on November 12, 1864.

Strength: Not known.

Officers Killed at Gettysburg:

  • Lt. Jacob G. Shoup, Company H

Supplemental Materials: None.

11th Virginia Cavalry

Commander: Col. Lunsford L. Lomax (1835-1913). Native of Newport, Rhode Island. USMA 1856. Rose to rank of major general. Appointed president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1889. He helped edit the Official Records and was a commissioner of the Gettysburg National Park.

Strength: Not known.

Supplemental Materials: None.

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