Jones, Catesby Ap Roger

Jones, Catesby Ap Roger

(1821–77) Confederate naval officer; born in Fairfield, Va. (nephew of Thomas Ap Catesby Jones). He served in the United States Navy (1836–61) and the Confederate States navy (1861–65). He commanded the CSS Virginia (ex-Merrimac) during the three-hour indecisive contest with the USS Monitor (1862).
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