Vet of Many Wars Dead
Brigidier General Henry Jackson, 71, Dies At Home In Leavenworth.
Brigidier General Henry Jackson, retired, died at his home here Wednesday night of cancer, aged 71 years.
General Jackson was a solider in the Crimean War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and other Indian campaigns.
He was born in Canterbury, England where 16 years of age he enlisted as a soldier and was in the Crimean War from 1853 to 1856. Rising to the rank of lieutenant in the English army , he resigned and came to America, enlisting in the Fourteenth Illinois Cavalry in 1863.
He was commissioned 1st lieutenant after the Civil War and in 1871 was made captain. In 1896 he was advanced to major. In 1900 he was made lieutenant colonel and in 1901 a colonel. He retired in 1904 with the rank of brigider general.
Since his retirement General Jackson has resided in Leavenworth.
Belleville News - Democrat, (Bellesville, Illinois) December 10, 1908 page 8
There was a period during the Civil War that he was a Sgt. Major in the 5th U. S. Colored Corp.
At the time of the Battle of Little Big Horn he was on detached service in the office of Chief of Signal Corp in Washington D. C. He was there from 9 August 1871 until 28 September 1876. Had he been with the 7th Cavalry, he would have no doubt perished on that hillside. He then was placed in the position of captain of one of the companies.
He also saw action at Wounded Knee.
After he retirement from military service he served as vice president of State Savings Bank until 1907 and then was the price president of Army National Bank, Fort Leavenworth.
Elizabeth Calhoun Jackson
1835–1909 (m. 1870)
Brigadier General, U.S.A.
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