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 Alfred Eugene Jackson

Alfred Eugene Jackson

Birth
Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 30 Oct 1889 (aged 82)
Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 9100 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was born in Davidson County, Tennessee, and attended Washington College in Virginia, and Greenville College in Illinois. He then turned to farming in East Tennessee, where he built a wholesale produce, mercantile, and shipping business. Enlisting in Confederate service in 1861 and made a staff Major, he was quartermaster under Brigadier General Felix K. Zollicoffer and later paymaster in Knoxville during its Confederate occupation. It should be noted that his service record is not as well documented as some Confederate officers. He fought in East Tennessee through most of the war, often in guerrilla actions against local Union loyalists, he was kept in a political and military backwater. He was commissioned Brigadier General in February 1863 and given a composite brigade of infantry and cavalry that changed regularly throughout the next 18 months and at one time included a company of Cherokee Indians. Through early 1863 his force fought Union bushwhackers, pursued deserters, and raided in Kentucky and southwest Virginia. In September 1863 it captured the entire 100th Ohio Infantry in a fight at Telford's Station, Tennessee. They supported Brigadier General John S. Williams in the October retreat from Blue Springs, skirmished with Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside's troops along the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, and helped protect Lieutenant General James Longstreet's troops while they were in winter quarters. General Braxton Bragg reported in May 1864 that an inspection of his command showed the men to be in miserable order. Bragg recommended their transfer to another command in western North Carolina and his relief, pending his assignment to a better disciplined organization. His last assignment was light staff duty under Major General John C. Breckinridge in November 1864, as he was in very poor health. He lost his Tennessee property and assets during the war. After the war, he was a tenant farmer in Virginia until a special pardon by President Andrew Johnson partially restored some of his antebellum holdings. He is sometimes confused with William Lowther "Mudwall" Jackson, especially in reports of the Southern Historical Society.

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  • Added: 10 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9100
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Eugene Jackson (11 Jan 1807–30 Oct 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9100, citing Jonesborough City Cemetery, Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .