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N. J. Jackson

N. J. Jackson

Federal (USV)


Nathaniel James Jackson

(1818 - 1892)

Home State: Maine

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maine Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Jackson was Colonel of the 1st Maine Infantry (3-months reg't) May - August 1861. On September 9, 1861 he was given command of the the 5th Maine (3-years) Infantry. In the battle of Gaines' Mill 27 June 1862 the 5th lost 10 killed, 69 wounded and 16 missing, "its gallant Col. Jackson was carried wounded from the field".

On the Campaign

Jackson was in command of the Regiment at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Col Jackson was promoted to Brigadier General on 24 Sept 1862, and mustered out honorably on 24 Aug 1865.

References & notes

Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903; Clark S. Edwards Papers, 1861-1903, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas; and his gravesite on Findagrave, found for us by Ricky Tresize.


07/28/1818; Newburyport, ME


4/21/1892; burial in Oak Hill Cemetary, Newburyport, Essex County, Mass