Augustus H. Jones was born 1813 in Georgia in 1813. On October 1, 1835, he joined Ira Westover’s Matagorda Volunteers. From October 31 to November 12, 1835, Jones was a member of the Lipantitlán Expedition, and he fought at Nueces Crossing. In a letter to James W. Fannin, Jr., Jones bragged that forty Texans had opposed about seventy Mexican troops and had “flogged them like hell.” In December of 1835 he participated in the Siege of Béxar. After the Texas Revolution he returned to Texas to serve as a first lieutenant in the Army of the Republic of Texas; in 1846 he saw action in the Mexican War. He died in Gonzales in October 1877.
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