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Federal (USV)


Richard H. Jackson

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19 years. Enlisted May 3, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as First Sergeant, Company I on May 4, 1861, to serve two years.

On the Campaign

In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to ... Sergeants Smith, Hankinson, Jackson and Keating (the latter both wounded), Company E ..."

The rest of the War

He was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Company D on October 29, 1862. He transferred to Company H, November 23, 1862 and to Company A, March 26, 1863. He mustered out with that company May 20,1863.

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1.

More on the Web

Some of his wartime papers are at the Gilder Lehrman Institute.


c. 1842


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 692  [AotW citation 12638]