William Lowther "Mudwall" Jackson

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William Lowther Jackson
William Lowther Jackson.jpg
Portrait photograph of Lt. Governor Jackson
3rd Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
In office
Governor Henry A. Wise
Preceded by Elisha W. McComas
Succeeded by Robert Latane Montague
Personal details
Born February 3, 1825
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Died March 26, 1890(1890-03-26) (aged 65)
Louisville, Kentucky
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sarah Elizabeth Creel Jackson
Profession Attorney, judge, soldier

William Lowther "Mudwall" Jackson Jr. (born February 3, 1825 in Clarksburg, Virginia – died March 26, 1890 in Louisville, Kentucky[1]) was the third Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1857 until 1860. After the outbreak of the American Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army as a colonel and served on the staff of General Stonewall Jackson (his second cousin). He was promoted to brigadier general in 1864, and fled to Mexico following the war's end. He later moved to Kentucky where he became a judge.[2]


  1. ^ Descendants of William Lowther Jackson
  2. ^ http://grapevine.com.au/~kwebb/cong_j.html