Brig. Gen. William Edmondson "Grumble" Jones was born nearby on 9 May 1824. Educated at Emory and Henry College and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Jones served on the frontier from 1848 until he resigned in 1857. He organized the Washington Mounted Rifles as its captain when Virginia seceded in 1861, became colonel of the 1st and then the 7th Virginia Cavalry, and was promoted to brigadier general in Sept. 1862. Jones later served under Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, with whom he disagreed. Commanding the Dept. of Southwest Virginia, Jones was killed at the Battle of Piedmont on 5 June 1864 and buried here in Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Cemetery.
Geographic Location: Washington County
Physical Description of Location: 38259 Lee Highway (US 11), about .4 miles south of intersection with Virginia 91, Glade Spring, VA 24340. Marker is on left when traveling south on US 11, in front Glade Spring Presbyterian Church.
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