Henry R. Jackson officer roster

Henry R. Jackson officer roster

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jackson, Henry R., (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898
Title: Henry R. Jackson officer roster
Dates: 1861
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms2921

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry R. Jackson (1820-1898) was a Brigadier General in the Confederate States of America Army. Born in Athens, Georgia, he went on to graduate from Yale University as a member of the Skull and Bones in 1839. He served in the Mexican-American War and a diplomat to the Austrian Empire before the Civil War. He enlisted in 1861 and served as a judge in the Confederate courts. Later, he became a brigadier general, leading troops in the Western Virginia campaign. In late 1861, he took on the leadership position of the state militia of Georgia. In 1863, he returned to military service in the Atlanta Campaign. He was captured, held as a prisoner of war, and paroled in 1865.


Scope and Content Note

A June 4, 1861 roster of general and field officers under the command of Brigadier General Henry R. Jackson in the Confederate Army in northwest Virginia. The list of twenty-one officers includes name, regiment, and date of commission.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army.
Military administration--Confederate States of America.
Military records.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry R. Jackson officer roster, ms 2921. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Officer roster, 1861 View online.