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Jackson Davison
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Birth: 1828
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1862
Alcorn County
Mississippi, USA

Pvt., Co. F, 27th Kentucky Infantry. Born ca. 1828 in Kentucky, a son of Crable and Sophia Davison. Resident of Breckinridge Co., Kentucky. Jackson, along with his brother Anslem may have been among those who had to cut through Confederate lines (their homes in Breckinridge County were under Confederate occupation) to enlist. They were able to enlist on October 20. 1861. Not only was this remarkable, but they did this even before there was a call for troops for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. One website states that these men of the 27th Kentucky were incredibly patriotic for having done everything they could, even before the call for troops was put in, to enlist in the Union army. Furthermore, when this regiment formed, there was nothing for them - no money, no supplies, no arms - nothing. They were, initially, a rag-tag band of Unionists until the Federal authorities could eventually get them the supplies they needed in 1862. The officers of the regiment, knowing that the men needed money to look after their families back at home, actually pooled what funds they could so that the men could get their initial $13 in pay. When other men came to the regiment to enlist, some of these same men who had received the $13, turned their money back in so that the new soldiers could receive pay. Jackson died at Corinth, Mississippi on June 20, 1862, leaving a widow (Emily Horsley Davison) and five children (Josephine, Maranda, William H., Maude, and Amanda J.). Emily filed for Union widow's pension 11/19/1863, Application No. 39,008; cert # 83,124 
Family links: 
  Crable Davison (1796 - 1855)
  William Davison (1822 - ____)*
  Jackson Davison (1828 - 1862)
  Anselm W. Davison (1833 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Cenantua
Record added: Apr 09, 2011
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