Roger Jones of Washington, D.C.
Appointed from Washington, D.C., Cadet United States Military Academy 1 July 1847 (34)
Brevet Second Lieutenant, Mounted Rifles, 1 July 1851
Second Lieutenant, 24 May 1852
First Lieutenant, 26 January 1857
Regimental Adjutant, July 1854 to 24 March 1858
Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, 23 April 1861
Major, Adjutant, 12 November 1861
Lieutenant Colonel, Adjutant General Corps, 13 June 1867
Colonel, Assistant Inspector General, 5 February 1885
Brigadier General, Inspector General of the Army, 20 August 1888
Died 26 January 1889
Buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery
NOTE: He was the son-in-law of Innis Newton Palmer, Brigadier General, United States Army.
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