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Jones' Independent Infantry Battalion
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
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|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2