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J W Jackson

Birth: 15 Sep 1832

Death: 27 Dec 1887


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Served in Company D, 42nd Inf., Georgia as Pvt

Unit Details:
42nd Infantry Regiment was assembled at Camp McDonald, Georgia, in March, 1862, with men from Gwinnett, De Kalb, Newton, Walton, Fulton, and Calhoun counties. The regiment moved to Tennessee, then Mississippi where it was attached to General Barton's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It fought at Chickasaw Bayou and Champion's Hill, and on July 4, 1863, was captured at Vicksburg. Exchanged and brigaded under General Stovall, the 42nd continued the fight in various battles from Missionary Ridge to Bentonville. In December, 1863, it contained 444 men and 394 arms, and in November, 1864, there were 345 present for duty. The regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee with 5 officers and 126 men. Its field officers were Colonel Robert J. Henderson, Lieutenant Colonels W.H. Hulsey and Robert F. Maddox, and Major Lovick P. Thomas.

Possible gravesites:
Profile photo:  John A.M. JacksonJohn A.M. Jackson
15 Sep 1832 - 27 Dec 1887
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Snapfinger, DeKalb County, Georgia

Profile photo:  James H JacksonJames H Jackson
29 Jun 1831 - 4 Mar 1888
New Hope Cemetery
Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia

Profile photo: Lieut James Madison JacksonLieut James Madison Jackson
16 Nov 1836 - 22 Jul 1886
Elim Baptist Church Cemetery
Handy, Coweta County, Georgia

Profile photo:  James Shelby JacksonJames Shelby Jackson
27 Nov 1834 - 1 Mar 1888
Bird's Chapel Cemetery
LaFayette, Walker County, Georgia

Profile photo:  Jeptha C JacksonJeptha C Jackson
17 May 1828 - 1 Sep 1888
Mount Beulah Cemetery
Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

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