(1834 - 1887)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 11th Ohio Infantry
see his Battle Report
He was a lawyer "of fair talents" from Perry County, Ohio. From April through August 1861 he was Captain, Company E, 17th Ohio (90 day unit), he then raised and was Captain of, Company G in the 31st Ohio. In January 1862, at about 27 years of age, he was appointed Major of the Eleventh (from outside the Regiment). He had requested an appointment to field rank from the Governor, suggesting the 62nd Ohio Regiment.
By March, "Colonel Charles A. DeVilliers of their regiment had been tried by court martial and, although the result had not been published, circumstances indicated his dismissal". At that time Lt Colonel Coleman was in command.
On the Campaign
As the next senior man, Major Jackson took command of the Regiment after LCol Coleman was killed in action on 17 September.
The rest of the War
He resigned his commission in the 11th on 1 October 1862. In May 1864 he was made Colonel of the new 159th Ohio on its organization - mustered for 100 days service.
After the War
He was Perry County delegate to the Ohio State Constitutional Convention of 1873.
References & notes
01/12/1834; Fairfield County, OH
01/25/1887 Perry County, OH; burial in New Lexington Cemetery, New Lexington, OH