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 William Hicks “Red” Jackson

William Hicks “Red” Jackson

Birth
Paris, Henry County, Tennessee, USA
Death 30 Mar 1903 (aged 67)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 10996 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1856, serving as an officer in the US Mounted Riflemen during the Comanche and Kiowa expedition of 1860. At the start of the Civil War, he resigned his commission and entered the service of the Confederate States as a Captain of artillery. In the Battle of Belmont, November, 1861, he and was seriously wounded. After recovering, he returned to the field as Colonel of the 1st Tennessee Cavalry and was promoted Brigadier General, Chief of Cavalry in December 1862. He commanded cavalry at the Battle of Corinth, Vicksburg Campaign and the Meridian Campaign of February, 1864. During the Atlanta Campaign, he commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Mississippi, led his division through the Nashville, Murfreesboro campaigns and was assigned command of all Tennessee Cavalry until the close of the war. After the war, he engaged in stock raising and farming.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 15 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10996
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Hicks “Red” Jackson (1 Oct 1835–30 Mar 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10996, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .