For the fictional clergyman, see Samuel Jones (Atlantis).

Samuel Jones
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-65)
Date of Birth: 1819
Date of Death: 1887
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Soldier, educator, tactical instructor
Parents: Samuel Jones and Anne Moseley
Military Branch: Confederate


Fictional Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Nationality: Confederate States
Military Branch: Confederate Army (Second American Revolution)

Samuel Jones (December 17, 1819 – July 31, 1887) was a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. At the midpoint of the war, he commanded the Department of Western Virginia, defending the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad and the vital salt mines. Later he commanded the district of South Carolina.

Samuel Jones in The Guns of the South[]

In January 1864, General Samuel Jones of the Department of Western Virginia sent General Robert E. Lee a letter promising cattle and beef for the Army of Northern Virginia. When the promised animals failed to arrive, Lee had to reduce the army's rations.[1]