Edward R. Jones, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
Edward R. Jones
Born in Chicopee, Mass.___ Son of Amos B. Jones,___ by occupation a Merchant, ___ Unmarried, ___ at the age of 21 enlisted for three years in the 27th Regiment of Infantry, Mass, Vols. _ Company J. __
Appointed 2nd Sergeant at the organization of the company. Served with the regiment through the battle of Roanoke Island and Newbern, and also in the expedition to Camden. In the Battle of Newbern, he had a narrow escape from a severe wound. A cannon ball passed close to one of his legs, and tore away a part of his pantaloons. ___ In July, 1862, was detailed for special duty as a clerk in the Div. Surgeon’s Office, and continued there about three months. At the first of October, 1862, he was furloughed to assist in recruiting for the 27th in Springfield and vicinity.___ Ordered back to Newbern to report for duty at the first of February, 1863, ___ On arriving at Newbern, he was promoted to Orderly Sergeant of the company, which position he held till June 11th, 1863, when he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company K.