Richard Jackson Gladney, born 31st of January 1826 in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina, the ninth child of Richard and Mary Martha Bruce Gladney. In 1853, Jackson married Miss Sarah M. Harden; with whom he had three known children:
James Shields (1854-1920)
Mary Elizabeth (1856-1931)
Sarah Rebecca Jane (1858-1941)
Veteran of two wars:
Mexican War, 1847-1848
Civil War, 1861-1865
Richard Jackson Gladney
CSA Co. F, 6th Reg., SC Cav. 1862-1864.
A gallant soldier of two wars has fought his last, the battle of life, and now rests under the sod in the State of Arkansas. Mr. R. Jackson Gladney passed away at his home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on the 17th of December, 1894.
He was a native of Fairfield County and moved to Arkansas several years ago. Mr. Gladney was a member of the old Palmetto Regiment, Company G, and was one of the first men of that regiment that mounted the walls in Mexico. He received two wounds in the storming of the City of Mexico, and held a silver medal with the names "Butler, Dickinson and Gladden," as a certificate of membership, the names of the three generals engraved on it. As the Mexican army was about to charge out of the gates of the wall, orders were given, "Shoot down that officer." Mr. Gladney, then a mere beardless boy, raised his gun and fired, killing the horse, thereby producing confusion and disorder, and the Palmetto Regiment went forward and he was on the wall first man.
In the war between the States, he fought under Gen. Hampton and Gen. M. C. Butler during the entire conflict. He was a member of Company F, 6th South Carolina Cavalry. At the time of his death he was 68 years old. His wife accompanied him to Arkansas, and the only member of his family in this State at present is Mr. J. S. Gladney, who now resides in Lancaster.
The News and Herald extends sympathy to the bereaved family in their loss.
Published in The News and Herald
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Sarah M. Harden Gladney
1818–1900 (m. 1853)