★  Jackson, James Streshly

James Streshly Jackson

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Born: September 27, 1823

Birthplace: Fayette County, Kentucky

Father: David L. Jackson 1800 – 1829

Mother: Juliet H. Streshly 1804 – 1870

Wife: Martha “Patsy” Buford 1824 – 1917
(Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook, Nebraska)​


David Streshly Jackson 1848 – 1925​
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri)​
Colonel James Berryman Jackson 1852 – 1945​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Juliet Jackson Walker 1857 – 1915​
(Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook, Nebraska)​


1844: Graduated from Jefferson College​
1845: Graduated from Transylvania University Law School​

Occupation before War:

1845 – 1846: Attorney in Greensburg, Kentucky​
1846: Served in the Mexican – War rising to the rank of 3rd Lt.​
1846 – 1859: Attorney in Greensburg, Kentucky​
1859 – 1861: Attorney in Hopkinsville, Kentucky​

Civil War Career:

1861: United States Congressman from Kentucky​
1861: Member of House Committee on Military Affairs​
1861: Resigned as U.S. Congressman to join Army on December 13th
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 3rd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Not actively engaged in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Cavalry Commander in the Siege of Corinth, Mississippi​
1862: Organizer of Union Forces in Lexington, Kentucky to face Bragg​
1862: Division Commander at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky​
1862: Killed at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, standing by artillery​

October 8, 1862

Place of Death: Boyle County, Kentucky

Cause of Death:
Wounded in the right chest by two bullets

Age at time of Death: 39 years old

Original Burial Place: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

Burial Place: Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
He made brigadier general USV on July 16, 1862, then went on to command the 10th division of the 1st Corps in the Army of the Ohio. During the siege of Cornith Jackson was in command of all of the Cavalry in the Army of the Ohio.
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
When he was killed at Perryville he was standing near the divisional artillery. This division suffered the heaviest losses of any division in the battle, including its commander and 2 brigade commanders.This was a fairly new division that was made just been made up and organized to help oppose Bragg's invasion.


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Apr 11, 2016
South Carolina
Happy Birthday week (September 27th) to Brig. General James S. Jackson! Salutes remembering General Jackson on his birthday week.

Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
He only served as a Congressman from March to December 1861 before resigning to enter the Army. His 3rd Kentucky Cavalry started out as part of the 5th Division In the Army of the Ohio in 1861. I