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Confederate (CSV)


Henry A. Jackson

(1839 - 1919)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farmer living with 2 siblings on the George W. Campbell farm at Macon in Noxubee County, MS. He enlisted and mustered at Macon as a Private in Company A, 19th Mississippi Infantry on 17 (or 22) May 1861. He was wounded near Richmond, VA in later June 1862 and was appointed 4th Corporal on 1 July.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his left hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 27 September and furloughed for 60 days on the 30th. He was promoted to 2nd Corporal by October 1862. He was back in a hospital for his Sharpsburg wound in December 1862, and was detailed by a medical board as a nurse to Howard's Grove Hospital in Richmond from 16 April to 29 October 1863, by then First Corporal. He was promoted to 4th Sergeant by the end of 1863 and 3rd Sergeant in mid-1864. He was in a hospital in Meridian, MS, wounded, by 22 January 1865 and to at least 23 February, among troops surrendered at Citronelle, AL on 4 May, and was paroled at Meridian, MS on 12 May 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer near Shuqualak (pronounced sugarlock) in Noxubee County, MS. In 1910 he was retired and living with his oldest child, daughter Emmie and her family at Mashulaville, Noxubee County.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound also on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Ann Garner (1847-1912) in July 1868 and they had 7 children.


1839 in AL


03/08/1919; Noxubee County, MS; burial in Salem Memorial Church Cemetery, Macon, MS


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 29790]