Private Robert J. Jones,
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

Florida State Archives Photographic Collection

Robert J. Jones was a private in Co. I, 54th Massachusetts. He was a single, 20 year-old farmer from Hamilton, Ohio when he joined the regiment on April 28, 1863. He was reported missing on February 20, 1864 at the Battle of Olustee. It is supposed that he died a prisoner.

[Editor's Note: I want to thank Jerry Brown of Gaithersburg, Maryland, who is Civil War reenactor and a member of Company B, 54th Massachusetts, Washington, D.C. for providing the above information on Pvt. Jones.]

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