Delaware Historical Society

The colorful life and mundane death of Col. James Hemphill-Jones

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Since it’s the birthday of the Marine Corps, and the eve of Veterans Day, I thought the story of this interesting Delaware veteran would be appropriate.


Tucked away in the middle of Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery is the grave of Marine hero and Delaware native Col. James Hemphill Jones. His life story — and the headstone marking his burial place — are pretty remarkable. Read the rest of this entry »