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David Rumph Jones
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Born: April 5, 1825(1825-04-05)
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Died: January 15, 1863 (aged 37)
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Allegiance: United States of America
Confederate States of America
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Branch: Confederate Army
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Rank: Major General
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Battles: Mexican-American War
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David Rumph Jones (April 5, 1825 – January 15, 1863) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War.

Early life[]

Jones was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He was a nephew of Zachary Taylor, the 12th US President, and a cousin of Jefferson Davis and Richard Taylor. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1846 and served in the Mexican-American War.

Civil War[]

Jones was appointed a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army on June 17, 1861, and major general on October 11, 1862. He commanded a brigade in Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard's Confederate Army of the Potomac at the First Battle of Bull Run, and he led a brigade in the division of Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder in the Seven Days Battles. He commanded a division at the Second Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Antietam, in both cases under Maj. Gen. James Longstreet. At Antietam, his division held the right flank of the Army of Northern Virginia when the federal IX Corps attacked. His health failed after Antietam, and he died of a heart ailment in Richmond, Virginia, early in 1863. He is buried there in Hollywood Cemetery.

MG George Pickett took over command of Jones's division.

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