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45th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: James JacksonRank: Captain Company: E

From the Montgomery, Alabama, Advertiser of November 18, 1902: Capt. James Jackson was born on the 4th day of September 1832 and joined the Confederate Army on the 1st day of March 1862 as Capt. of Company E, 45th Alabama, went first to Mississippi, was there at the battle of Shiloh; then to Kentucky and was in all the battles in Tennessee and Georgia; was wounded at Mufreesboro and Atlanta.; wounded again at Franklin Tennessee, the day General Cleburne was, killed in which Division he was. At that time he was acting Major of the Regiment. He had his sword hilt shot off and the ball went through the fleshy part of his thumb and shot out some of the bones in his wrist. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel before the war closed. He died in Montgomery, Alabama, April 5th, 1895. James Jackson had five brothers and one brother in law that all served in different Alabama units. His parents were Absalom and Emma Bolling Hall Jackson of Autauga County. In 1835 Absalom built Mayhew, later called The Elms and still standing in beautiful condition, on 16000 acres. James is my great-great grandfather.

Contact Info
Contact Name: Joseph Judson Smith, III
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