Gravestone needed for Georgia hero


The grave of Presley Jones is in need of a new headstone. Mr. Jones of Covington, Georgia was too old to be a soldier, but not old enough to fight. When Union cavalry entered the town on July 22, 1864 he armed himself and shot two of them before they clubbed him to death and then shot him in the head within sight of his daughters while making fun of their tears.

An account his actions and death can be found at:

Here is the link to his broken tombstone:

Perhaps the Georgia Division SCV or other Southern patriots may want to provide this patriot with an appropriate headstone.

Dr. Arnold M. Huskins
Augusta, Ga.