(1833 - 1906)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
see his Battle Report
"At an early age he displayed an active interest in military affairs, and when only twelve years old he was enrolled as a drummer boy in the State militia... For efficient service he was promoted, step by step, until he obtained a Captain's commission. He recruited Company G, or the Apollo Independent Blues, of the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves, and was commissioned its Captain when it was mustered into the service. On July 2, 1861, he was made Major of his regiment. On Oct. 28th he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel, and on April 10, 1863, he received the sword and commission of a Colonel."
(from Armstrong County, Pa)
The rest of the War
He was cited by brevet for bravery at the battles of The Wilderness, Spottsylvania C. H., and Bethesda Church, Va; he was honorably mustered out 13 June 1864.
After the War
"For some time after the close of the war General Jackson was engaged in the oil business in Venango county, but in 1889 he returned to his native county of Armstrong and was in the same year elected to the State Legislature, and reelected the following year. ... four years later he was elected to represent the forty-first Senatorial district in the State Senate.
In 1871 he was instrumental in organizing the Apollo Savings Bank, in which he filled the responsible position of cashier until 1882, in April of which year President Arthur appointed him collector of Internal Revenue for the twenty third district [of PA]. He served until July 1, 1885, when he was removed by President Cleveland, on account of his politics. In September of this year he was elected president of the Apollo Savings Bank, which later became the Apollo Trust Company, and he served in this position up to the time of his death.
In 1893 he was elected State Ttreasurer by a plurality of over 135,000. He was considered as a candidate for governor, and twice received the indorsement of his county for Congress."
"In 1886 he became interested in ... the erection of sheet iron mills at Apollo, and after he and others had agitated the subject the firm of P. H. Laufman & Co., Limited, was formed ...[and] kept in constant operation three large mills. General Jackson became a stockholder in this company and was elected treasurer. Some time before his death P. H. Laufman & Co., Limited, and the Saltsburg Rolling Mill Company, in which he was interested, had been sold to the United States Steel Corporation. "
(from Armstrong County, Pa
References & notes
Sources: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.; and
Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914, extract online at the Armstrong County Beers Project.
9/24/1833; near Apollo, PA
5/8/1906 Apollo, PA