James Parnell Jones (1834-1864)

James P. Jones was known as the "Fighting Quaker." He was a member of a prominent Quaker family in Maine. When he decided to enlist in the Union Army, it was against the opposition of his family. He was forced to resign from the Society of Friends. Jones was a major in the 7th Maine Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded at Antietam. When he returned to duty he was killed by a sniper on July 14, 1864. His body was laid in state in Philadelphia's Independence Hall.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES18462
Photographer:
Wenderoth & Taylor (Philadelphia)
Height:
1189px
Width:
741px
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