James S. Jackson
James Streshly Jackson
|Born||September 27, 1823|
Fayette County, Kentucky
|Died||October 8, 1862 (aged 39)|
Boyle County, Kentucky
|Place of burial|
Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1846; 1861-1862|
|Commands held||3rd Kentucky Cavalry|
10th Division, Army of the Ohio
Born in Fayette County, Kentucky, Jackson pursued classical studies at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky. He graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1844, and the following year from the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. He was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Greenupsburg, Kentucky.
During the Mexican–American War, Jackson enlisted on June 9, 1846, as a private in the 1st Kentucky Cavalry; he was elected a third lieutenant one month later. Jackson participated in a duel with Captain Thomas Francis Marshall; fearing a court martial, he resigned from the Army on October 10, 1846.
In 1859, he moved to Hopkinsville from Greenupsburg. He was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4 to December 13, 1861, when he resigned to enter the Union Army.
Jackson was placed in command of the 10th Division in the Army of the Ohio. He was killed in action on October 8, 1862, during the Battle of Perryville. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, but was reinterred on March 24, 1863 at Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville.
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- United States Congress. "James S. Jackson (id: J000019)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-12
- Allen, William B. (1872). A History of Kentucky: Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches of Pioneers, Soldiers, Jurists, Lawyers, Statesmen, Divines, Mechanics, Farmers, Merchants, and Other Leading Men, of All Occupations and Pursuits. Bradley & Gilbert. pp. 272. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- "Union General James S. Jackson: Fateful Day at Perryville" — Article by Civil War historian/author Bryan S. Bush
- "James S. Jackson". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
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