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b. 25/08/1841 Bridgeport, Connecticut. d. 15/08/1907 Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/12/1862 USS Rhode Island.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Landsman in the Union Navy. As a Landsman serving on the USS Rhode Island, Jones assisted in the rescue of crew from the sinking ironclad USS Monitor.

 

Jones later reached the rank of Ordinary Seaman.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor, 30 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous rescue of the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Jones, after rescuing several of the men, became separated in a heavy gale with other members of the cutter that had set out from the Rhode Island, and spent many hours in the small boat at the mercy of the weather and high seas until finally picked up by a schooner 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAINT MARYS CEMETERY, PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

 

John Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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