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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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