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Confederate (CSV)


John F. Jackson

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company I (later renamed D), 5th Alabama Infantry on 12 May 1861 at Montgomery, AL. He was detailed as a teamster/ambulance driver in July and August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort McHenry to 18 October 1862, then sent to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He was furloughed for 30 days on 10 November 1862. He was detailed as a Brigade ambulance driver by October 1864 and was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865 while assigned to the Brigade medical department.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him.


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28107]