Engraved full-length portait of Rufus S. Jones in military uniform
Original Author: H. Patrick, artist
Created: 1897
Medium: Newspaper engraving

Late Capt. Rufus R. Jones.

This engraved full-length portrait of Rufus Sibb Jones was published in his obituary in the August 1, 1897, edition of the Pittsburgh Press. Jones served in the United States Colored Troops and was mustered out as a sergeant—and the chevrons on his sleeves indicate that rank. The artist, however, mistakenly referred to Jones as a captain, and also used the wrong middle initial of his name.