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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born Ten.)

William H. Jackson

(Ap'd Ten.)


William Hicks Jackson: Born Oct. 1, 1835, Paris, TN.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, July 1, 1856.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1856‑57; on

(Second Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, Dec. 30, 1856)

 p667  frontier duty at Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1857, — conducting Recruits to Ft. Buchanan, N. M., 1857‑58, being engaged against Kiowa Indians in a Skirmish near Ft. Craig, N. M., Dec. 7, 1857, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1858‑59, — Scouting in Navajo Country, N. M., 1859, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1859‑60, — Comanche and Kiowa Expedition, 1860, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1860‑61, — Scouting, 1861, — and Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1861; and on leave of absence, 1861.

Resigned, May 16, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Planter and Stock Breeder, near Nashville, Ten., since 18–––.

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

Civil History. — Breeder of thoroughbred horses, proprietor of Belle Meade farm, near Nashville, Ten.

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

Civil History. — Breeder of thoroughbred horses, proprietor of Belle Meade farm, near Nashville, Tenn.

Died March 30, 1903, at Nashville, Tenn.: Aged 68.

Buried, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1904, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: a fair summary is given at the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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