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.
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.