Request Material

Henry R. Jackson officer roster

Henry R. Jackson officer roster

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry R. Jackson officer roster
Creator: Jackson, Henry R. (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898
Inclusive Dates: 1861
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2921
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Henry R. Jackson (1820-1898) was a Brigadier General in the Confederate States of America Army. Born in Athens, Georgia, he went on to graduate from Yale University as a member of the Skull and Bones in 1839. He served in the Mexican-American War and a diplomat to the Austrian Empire before the Civil War. He enlisted in 1861 and served as a judge in the Confederate courts. Later, he became a brigadier general, leading troops in the Western Virginia campaign. In late 1861, he took on the leadership position of the state militia of Georgia. In 1863, he returned to military service in the Atlanta Campaign. He was captured, held as a prisoner of war, and paroled in 1865.

Scope and Content

This collection contains a roster of general and field officers under the command of Brigadier General Henry R. Jackson in the Confederate Army in northwest Virginia. The list of twenty-one officers includes name, regiment, and date of commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry R. Jackson officer roster, ms2921, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army
Military administration -- Confederate States of America.
Military records.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Officer roster, 1861 Access Online