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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Richard H. Jackson

(c. 1842 - )
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 19 years. Enlisted May 3, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as First Sergeant, Company I on May 4, 1861, to serve two years.

In the Antietam Campaign:
In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to ... Sergeants Smith, Hankinson, Jackson and Keating (the latter both wounded), Company E ..."

The remainder of the War:
He was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Company D on October 29, 1862. He transferred to Company H, November 23, 1862 and to Company A, March 26, 1863. He mustered out with that company May 20,1863.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from State of New York1.

More on the Web:
Some of his wartime papers are at the Gilder Lehrman Institute.






Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 692  [AotW citation 12638]



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