Henry Jackson, Major by brevet, was English born and enlisted as a Private in the 14th Illinois cavalry in the Civil War.
He became an officer and in July, 1866, was appointed a Second Lieutenant in the Seventh cavalry. As he was with Custer in the summer of 1867 he was a witness at his court-martial. Early in 1868 Jackson was detached from the Seventh cavalry for an assignment with the signal corps and did not rejoin the regiment until after the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
Henry Jackson of England
Appointed from Illinois, Private and Corporal, Company A, 14th Illinois Cavalry and Sergeant Major, 5th U. S. Cavalry, 28 December 1863 to 13 May 1865
Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Cavalry, 14 May 1865
First Lieutenant, 28 December 1865
Honorably mustered out 16 March 1866
Second Lieutenant, 7th U. S. Cavalry, 28 July 1866
First Lieutenant, 31 July 1867
Captain, 25 June 1876
Major, 3rd U. S. Cavalry, 27 August 1897
Lieutenant Colonel, 5th U. S. Cavalry, 23 January 1900
Colonel, 3rd U. S. Cavalry, 29 April 1901
Retired 31 May 1901
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/27/1915
- BURIED AT: SECTION COL SITE 16991
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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