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James Streshly Jackson
Birth: Sep. 27, 1823
Death: Oct. 8, 1862

U.S. Congressman, Civil War Union Brigadier General. A native of Fayette County, Kentucky, he graduated from Jefferson College in 1844, and completed his law studies at Transylvania University in 1845. He was admitted to the bar and became an attorney in Greenup County, Kentucky. In 1846, he enlisted as a private with the 1st Kentucky Cavalry to serve in the Mexican American War. A month later, he was promoted to 3rd Lieutenant and resigned his commission on October 10, 1846 when he faced a court martial for participating in a duel with another officer. He then returned to Kentucky to resume his law profession. Elected as a Unionist Party member to represent Kentucky's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, he served for nine months in 1861. He resigned on December 13th to accept a Colonel's commission in the Union Volunteer Army to command the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry. Jackson led his cavalry regiment at the Battle of Shiloh and the Siege of Corinth. He was promoted to Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers in July, 1862, and assigned to command the 33rd and 34th Brigades in the Army of the Ohio. He marched with his men into Kentucky to intercept Confederate General Braxton Bragg's advance. At the Battle of Perryville, he was shot in the chest and died moments later. He was initially interred at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville and was later buried in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. A historical marker was erected at the site of his death. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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  Martha Buford Jackson (1824 - 1917)*
 
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Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Hopkinsville
Christian County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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Rest in Peace - GG Grandson of Sgt. Isaac "Ike" Chrisman - Co. H, 1st Ky. Cav. - Wounded 19 January 1862 - Battle of Mill Springs
- Joe Chrisman
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- R I P
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