Henry Rootes Jackson

Henry Rootes Jackson

Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Death 23 May 1898 (aged 77)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section: H Block: 0 Lot: 101
Memorial ID 10045 · View Source
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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

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