Lyman J JacksonHome State: Ohio
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 11th Ohio Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
As the next senior man, Major Jackson took command of the Regiment after LCol Coleman was killed in action on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
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, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio during the Civil War, extracted online, from the Ohio State Historical Society.
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