Warren DeCosa Jackson(1838 - 1913)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company K - later reorganized into (new) Company A, 5th Alabama Infantry - on 15 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September. He later described his wounds: gunshot breaking bones of right hand; gunshot in left shoulder, breaking bones and part of them taken away; left elbow wounded, breaking or fracturing bone; shell exploded and piece of it striking right hip, fracturing the bone; also gunshot in left thigh, ball still there ; piece of shell cut muscle of right thigh. He was captured at Boonesboro on 4 October 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was held at Fort McHenry, MD until exchanged at City Point, VA on 10 December 1862. He mustered with his Regiment until 30 June 1864, having "Retired from C.S. service April 18, 1864. by order of Genl. Lee."
References, Sources, and other notes:
Pruett1 has him killed in Maryland and buried "in Mrs. Hoffman's barn field near Boonsboro, 150 yards N. W. of the barn". Thanks to great grandson Thurman (Buddy) Jackson who provided details from the following post-War references: (1) A letter to the Comptroller, State of Florida from the US War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, DC (possibly in response to a pension query), (2) his Certificate of Disability from the Medical Examining Board, Eufala, Alabama dated 20 October 1864 [online copy from the Alabama Archives], and (3) his 1899 Florida Pension application (approved #10805-A). His birthdate and burial place from his gravesite on Findagrave. Some family genealogists have his birthdate as 28 May 1837.
|Birth Date: 05/05/1838 Place of Birth: Clayton, AL |
Death Date: 09/26/1913 Death Place: Ponce de Leon, FL Burial Place: Old Ponce de Leon Cemetery, Ponce de Leon, FL
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4756]
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