{⋆★⋆} BG Jackson, Henry Rootes

Henry Rootes Jackson

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Born: June 24, 1820

Birth Place: Athens, Georgia

Father: Dr. Henry Jackson 1778 – 1840
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​

Mother: Martha Jacqueline Rootes Unknown – 1853
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​

1st Wife: Cornelia Augusta Davenport
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

2nd Wife: Florence Barclay King 1834 – 1912
(Buried: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Children:

Henry Rootes Jackson Jr. 1845 – 1895​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Howell Cobb Jackson 1848 – 1906​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia)​
Cornelia Augusta Jackson Barrow 1852 - 1899​
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Education:

1839: Graduated from Yale University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Savannah, Georgia​
United States District Attorney for Georgia​
Poetry Publisher​
1846 – 1848: Served in the Mexican War as Colonel of Georgia Regiment​
Editor of the Savannah Georgian Newspaper​
1860: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Georgia State Secession Convention​
1861 - 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1861: Major General of Georgia State Troops​
1864: Participated in the Atlanta Campaign​
1864: Captured during the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee​
1864 – 1865: Prisoner of War held at Fort Warren, Massachusetts​

Occupation after War:
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1865 – 1885: Attorney in Savannah, Georgia​
1875 – 1898: President of Georgia State Historical Society​
1885 – 1886: United States Minister to Mexico​
1886 – 1893: Attorney in Savannah, Georgia​
1893 – 1898: Director of Central Railroad & Banking Company​

Died: May 23, 1898

Place of Death: Savannah, Georgia

Age at time of Death: 77 years old

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Burial Place: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia
 
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As a lawyer just before the War (1959) Jackson prosecuted the owners and crew of the slave ship "Wanderer". Yet He became a Confederate Brigadier General and one of the defendants became a brigadier general of the Union.
 

Polloco

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Jackson was originally commissioned a brigadier general in the CS Army on June 4, 1861 but resigned on Dec. 2, 1861 to be a Major General over the Georgia State Troops. When His State Trops were absorbed into the Confederate Army Jackson was recommissioned on September 23, 1863.
 

Luke Freet

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As a lawyer just before the War (1959) Jackson prosecuted the owners and crew of the slave ship "Wanderer". Yet He became a Confederate Brigadier General and one of the defendants became a brigadier general of the Union.
Just wondering who that defendant was
 

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