Rank and Organization: Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835,
Ireland. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served as chief boatswain's mate on board the U.S. Ironclad, Chickasaw, Mobile Bay, 5
August 1864. Although his enlistment was up, Jones volunteered for the battle of Mobile
Bay, going on board the Chickasaw from the Vincennes where he then carried out his duties
gallantly throughout the engagement with the enemy which resulted in the capture of the
rebel ram Tennessee.