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Henry Rootes Jackson
Birth: Jun. 24, 1820
Clarke County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 23, 1898
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. After Georgia seceded from the Union, he accepted an appointment as a Brigadier General in the Provisional Confederate Army in June, 1861. He served initially in the Army of the Northwest under General Robert E. Lee, seeing action during the Cheat Mountain operations. In December, 1861, he accepted command of a division of Georgia state troops, he was left without a command when the conscript act passed and turned his division over to the central government. He served in various capacities during the Atlanta Campaign, taking charge of the deceased General Clement H. Steven's brigade. He commanded the brigade at Franklin and at Nashville, Tennessee, where he was captured. He would remain a prisoner until the end of the war. After the war, he was appointed minister to Mexico by president Grover Cleveland and served until 1886. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Henry Jackson (1778 - 1840)
  Martha A. Jaquelin Rootes Jackson (1786 - 1853)
  Florence Barclay King Jackson (1834 - 1912)*
  Henry Rootes Jackson (1845 - 1895)*
  Howell Cobb Jackson (1848 - 1906)*
  Henry Rootes Jackson (1820 - 1898)
  Sarah Maria Rootes Jackson Prince (1824 - 1897)*
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Bonaventure Cemetery
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section: H Block: 0 Lot: 101
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Record added: Jun 21, 2000
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The Red Old Hills of Georgia..(By Henry Rootes Jackson)...The red old hills of Georgia! So bald, and bare, and bleak—Their memory fills my spirit With thoughts I cannot speak. They have no robe of verduue, Stript naked to the blast; And yet, of all the va...(Read more)
 Added: Feb. 17, 2017
Deo Vindice, Resurgam
- Eddie Inman
 Added: Sep. 17, 2016
For service rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, General.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 24, 2016
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