G.A.R. Post: Oliver Morton Post #10 Snohomish, WA
14th MICHIGAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Organized: 2/13/62 Ypsilanti, MN
Mustered Out: 7/18/65 Louisville, KY
The 14th Michigan, a three-year regiment, came together in early 1862 with an enrollment of 925 officers and enlisted men.
In mid-April it left the state and participated in the rebel defeat at Corinth, MS and subsequent pursuit of retreating Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s troops toward Louisville, KY.
In 1863 the 14th was active at Stones River, TN. and, in 1864 marched to the sea with Union Gen. Sherman’s forces. It was heavily engaged at Bentonville, GA., the last severe battle fought by Sherman’s army.
On 5/18/65 the unit participated in the Grand Review in Washington, D.C. before being sent to Louisville, KY. For final muster.
Residence: Eagle, MI Age: 16 yrs.
Enlisted/Enrolled: 1/1/62 Eagle, MI Rank: Private.
Discharged: 7/1/62 Detroit, MI.
Highest Rank: Private
Richard Jones, the son of Ira P. and Abbie (Walton) Jones was born in Ohio on 7/12/45. Within three months of his entering the army, while stationed at Knoxville, TN., the 5’4” farm boy succumbed to chronic diarrhea and rheumatism. Granted a sixty day furlough he returned to Michigan to recuperate. However, upon reporting for duty at the end of the sixty days he was told to go home and await discharge.
On 2/11/73 Richard married Frances Emma Cleveland in Greenville, MI. The couple would produce five children: Mary Edith (12/23/73), Ira Eleazes (12/28/75), Lawrence Henry (9/22/79), Ethel Mary (1/20/87), and Veda Grace (1894). The Jones family resided in Waterloo, MI. until 1886 then moved to Chippewa, MI. At some point they settled in the Puget Sound area for it was in Everett, WA.
On 11/2/14 the 68 year old hotel keeper and former teenaged soldier died of “chronic Nephritis” (kidney disease). At the time of his death Mr. Jones was receiving a $17 per month federal pension. He was survived by his wife and five children.
Buried at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Snohomish
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