Walter Franklin Jones papers  ca. 1860-1862
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Jones, Walter Franklin, b. 1841

Rank : 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment : 61st New York Infantry Regiment. Co. K. (1861-1865)

Service : 1861 September 10-1865

When the Civil War broke out in April, 1861, Walter Franklin Jones was nearing completion of his studies at Yale. After commencement, Jones returned to his home in New York City, and in September, he enlisted for three years in the 61st New York Infantry, receiving a commission as 2nd Lieutenant of Company K on November 9th. Jones served with the 61st until his discharge on April 29th, 1862, and later saw service as a Lieutenant in Co. A of the 14th New York Cavalry, remaining with that unit until it was consolidated near the end of the war. Both the 61st Infantry and 14th Cavalry served in Virginia, attached to or in coordination with the main body of the Army of the Potomac.

At the end of the war, Jones received a Lieutenant's commission in the 151st New York Infantry, but never mustered.