Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1837, Bridgeport,
Conn. Accredited to: New Hampshire, G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the
lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor, 30 December 1862. Participating
in the hazardous rescue of the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor,
Jones, after rescuing several of the men, became separated in a heavy gale
with other members of the cutter that had set out from the Rhode Island,
and spent many hours m the small boat at the mercy of the weather and high
seas until finally picked up by a schooner 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)