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Jones' Independent Infantry Battalion

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Jones' Independent Infantry Battalion Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Jones' Independent Infantry Battalion. Lieut.-Col., A. E. Jones. The four companies composing this battalion were in the service of the State of Ohio under command of Lieut.-Col. Jones, then a member of Gov. Dennison's staff. There was, in the fall of 1861, serious apprehension of raids by Confederate troops in Kentucky. Gen. O. M. Mitchel, then in command of the Department of the Ohio, deemed it necessary not only to protect the railroads in his department, but to be ready for any demonstration the enemy might make. There being no U. S. troops available, Gen. Mitchel obtained the consent of Gov. Dennison to muster the four companies into the U. S. service for an indefinite period from the date of enrollment. The battalion served the government faithfully, guarding the Ohio & Mississippi railroad from Cincinnati to Lawrenceburg, Ind., also guns, magazines, etc. As the emergency and reasons for calling them into service no longer existed, the battalion was mustered in and out of service on Jan. 9, 1862, at Cincinnati.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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