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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 the Antietam Campaign:
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".

In the Antietam Campaign:
Jackson was in command of the Regiment at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
Col Jackson was promoted to Brigadier General on 24 Sept 1862, and mustered out honorably on 24 Aug 1865.

References, Sources, and other 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.

Birth Date: 07/28/1818    Place of Birth: Newburyport, ME    
Death Date: 4/21/1892    Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetary, Newburyport, Essex County, Mass

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