FULL STANDING CDV OF GENERAL JAMES S. JACKSON KILLED AT PERRYVILLE

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Image shows Jackson posed with his arms by his side. In his right hand he holds his forage cap with an oil cloth rain cover over it. The General wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with velvet cuffs and shoulder straps that are barely visible due to them being sewn far back on the shoulder. He also wears matching dark trousers.

Image is clean and clear with excellent contrast.

Bottom front of mount has period ink inscription “POOR JIM JACKSON.”

Reverse has a BROADBENT & CO… PHILADELPHIA back mark.

James Streshly Jackson was born in Fayette County, Kentucky September 27, 1823. He pursued classical studies at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky and graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1844. The following year he graduated from the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. He was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Greenup, Kentucky.

During the Mexican War, Jackson enlisted on June 9, 1846, as a private in the 1st Kentucky Cavalry; he was elected a 3rd lieutenant one month later. Jackson participated in a duel with Captain Thomas Francis Marshall; fearing a court martial, he resigned from the Army on October 10, 1846.

In 1859, he moved to Hopkinsville and was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4 to December 13, 1861, when he resigned to enter the Union Army.

Jackson raised a cavalry company and was elected colonel of the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry when it was formed on December 13, 1861. He was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on July 16, 1862.

Jackson was placed in command of the 10th Division in the Army of the Ohio. He was killed in action on October 8, 1862, during the Battle of Perryville. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, but was reinterred on March 24, 1863 at Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville.  [ad]

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