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Capt William A Jackson
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1839
Death: Jun. 18, 1864
Petersburg
Petersburg City
Virginia, USA

William Jackson, a recruiter for volunteers in Goshen, was made captain (September 5, 1862). On September 3rd at Goshen, Middletown citizens presented a sword to Captain Jackson. These volunteers were to become Company K of the 124th NY Volunteer Regiment. The regiment left Goshen on September 6, 1862, and after a brief training period joined the Army of the Potomac. This regiment's notable history includes it's heroic stand near Devil's Den at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2nd, 1863, where its commanding officer, Colonel Ellis was killed and half it's men were killed or wounded, and it's assault during the battle of Spottsylvania in 1864 of the "Mule Shoe." The Orange Blossoms were active until the final Virginia campaign leading to Lee's surrender, and arrived home in June, 1865.

Captain Jackson was not to survive the war. He fell while leading his men in a charge near Petersburg, Virginia on June 18, 1864. 
 
Inscription:
This shaft erected to
commemorate the gallant
services, patriotic devotion
and heroic achievements of
this brave young officer who
fell before Petersburgh VA
June 18 1864
whilst between (illegible) (illegible)
in the defense of his country
his fellow Townsmen with
Patriotic friends and brother
soldiers in Goshen and
Walkill have erected this
monument as an Humble
(illegible) of his memory

Co K 124 NY Vol
 
Burial:
Hamptonburgh Cemetery
Campbell Hall
Orange County
New York, USA
 
Created by: LadyGoshen
Record added: Jul 12, 2009
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Capt William A Jackson
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Capt William A Jackson
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Capt William A Jackson
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