D.R. Jones Quotes (4 quotes)
Last Updated May 2, 2012
With quotations by Jones first followed by others in alphabetical order of the person making the quote. The first note is the location where I found the quote and the second is the footnote in that work which contains more background information on the quote.
“Neighbor Jones is at Camargo. He has been suffering severly from an injury he received on his heel and from sickness. He is nearly well now and expects to leave for Matamoras with the rest of his regiment in a few days. George B. McClellan Dec 1 1846; McClellan to West Point classmate Charles Stewart (who graduated first in the class) talking about classmate David R. Jones. From The Mexican War Diary and Correspondence of George B. McClellan by George B. McClellan and Thomas W. Cutrer. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009. Page 45
“a very agreeable, honorable man, tall and stately he made a brave appearance and well merited the sobriquet of Neighbor Jones” Moxley Sorell speaking of Jones on assumption by Jones of one of Longstreet’s brigades; From Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer by Moxley G. Sorell. New York: Bantam edition, 1992. Page 34
“The fact is Sir, I refuse to be tied to a corpse.” Robert Toombs in response to a reprimand from David R. Jones regarding an unauthorized attack at Second Manassas. From Burnside’s Bridge The Climactic Struggle of the 2nd and 20th Georgia at Antietam Creek by Phillip T. Tucker. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole, 2000. Page 28
“I do not think the army will lose much by his absence.” Major James Daniel Waddell describes the effect of David R. Jones departure. From Burnside’s Bridge The Climactic Struggle of the 2nd and 20th Georgia at Antietam Creek by Phillip T. Tucker. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole, 2000. Page 49