{⋆★⋆} BG Jackson, William Hicks

William Hicks “Red” Jackson

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Born: October 1, 1835

Birth Place: Paris, Tennessee

Father: Dr. Alexander Jackson 1805 – 1879
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Tennessee)​

Mother: Mary Hunt Jackson

Wife: Selene Harding Jackson 1846 – 1892
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​

Children:

Mary Elizabeth Jackson 1869 – 1869​
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​
Eunice Jackson Marks 1871 – 1901​
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​
Infant Son Jackson 1872 – 1872​
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​
William Harding Jackson 1874 – 1903​
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​
Selene Harding Jackson Elliston 1876 – 1913​
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​

Education:

1856: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (38th in class)​
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Occupation before War:

1856: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, Mounted Riflemen​
1856 – 1857: at Cavalry School of Practice in Carlisle, Pennsylvania​
1856 – 1861: 2nd Lt. United States Army, Mounted Riflemen​
1857: Frontier Duty at Fort Bliss, Texas​
1857 – 1858: Conductor of Recruits to Fort Buchanan, New Mexico​
1858 – 1859: Frontier Duty at Fort Bliss, Texas​
1859 – 1860: Frontier Duty at Fort Stanton, New Mexico​
1860: Served in Comanche, and Kiowa Expedition​
1860 – 1861: Frontier Duty at Fort Union, New Mexico​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on May 16, 1861​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain in the Confederate Army, Artillery​
1861: Aide to General Gideon Pillow during Battle of Belmont​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 1st Tennessee Confederate Cavalry
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1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Cavalry​
1863: Participated with honor during Vicksburg Campaign​
1864: Participated in the Meridian, Mississippi Campaign​
1864: Participated in the Atlanta Campaign​
1864: Successful during the Battle of Brown's Mill​
1864 – 1865: Participated in Nashville, & Murfreesboro Campaign​
1865: Commander of Tennessee Confederate Cavalry​
1865: Isolated the Union Cavalry during Wilson's Raid​

Occupation after War:

Cotton Plantation Manager in Jackson, Tennessee
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Co-Manager of Belle Meade Plantation​
Involved in the Grange Movement​
Owner of Iroquois the First Stallion to win Epsom Derby​

Died: March 30, 1903

Place of Death: Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Not Known

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Burial Place: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee

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He volunteered to be on Gideon Pillows staff after his battery did not make it across the Mississippi River in time to take part in the battle of Belmont. He was wounded while being a staff member. I can't seem to locate any details of this wounding.
 

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