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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

Thomas K. Jackson

(Ap'd S. C.)


Thomas Klugh Jackson: Born Dec. 12, 1824, Abbeville, SC.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1848.

Served: in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at Ft. Washita, I. T., 1848‑49, — Leona, Tex., 1849, — Ft. Inge, Tex.,

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Jan. 22, 1849)

1849‑50, — Convoying trains to Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1850, — Ft. Inge, Tex., 1850‑51, — Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1851‑52, — Scouting, 1852, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1853, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1854‑56, —

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Scouting, 1856, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1856‑57, — and Gila Expedition, 1857, being engaged against Apache Indians in the Combat on Gila River, June 27, 1857; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Dec. 17, 1857, to Jan. 9, 1858; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, p360N. Y., 1858; on Recruiting service, 1858‑59; on frontier duty at Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1859‑60; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Apr. 1, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.b

Civil History. — Farmer and Merchant, Gainesville, Ala., since 1866.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Since 1866, farmer and also engaged in the cotton business.

Died, Aug. 5, 1902, at Gainesville, Ala.: Aged 78.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Old Cemetery, Gainesville, AL.

Thayer's Notes:

a Maj. Jackson's middle name is from List of Cadets admitted into the United States Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., from its Origin till September 1, 1901 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902), p52.

His birth data are from his AOG obituary; his tombstone (q.v.) reads 1828. The Official Register of the Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy for June, 1845, p13, gives his age at admission (July 1, 1844) as 19 years and 5 months, which would put his birthdate between Jan. 2 and Feb. 1, 1825 inclusive.

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b As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he served as Chief Commissary-General, on Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.A. S. Johnston's staff in the Western Department, 1861‑62, with the rank of Major; this is confirmed, with some slight additional details, by his AOG obituary, q.v.

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