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George Washington Jackson
Battle of Shiloh Survivors Reunion

George Washington Jackson (6th from the right, front row, small looking face and long white beard), of Caledonia, Jefferson County, Missouri, and the son of Benjamin Jackson, was born in North Carolina on January 6, 1839. He enlisted in the Union Army, at the age of 22 years, in the Civil War. Missouri was in sympathy with the Confederacy, so George had to go to St. Louis, to enlist, where, on September 24, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, 13th Missouri Infantry as a Private. In July 1862, this regiment became the 22nd Regiment Ohio Infantry, where he served under Captain John Creagen in Company A. On April 6-7, 1862, he fought in the Battle of Shiloh, under General Lew Wallace (east of Grant Rd., then south of Grant Rd. and west of Lew Wallace Trace and west of Sherman Rd., near a small Confederate burial ground, then northeast of the intersection of Sherman Rd. and Calvary Rd.). This was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. As of August 1863, he was shown as sick at the U.S.A. General Hospital, in Mound City, Illinois, near Cairo, at the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In September 1863, he was transferred to Keokuk, Iowa. From January through August 1864, he was listed as a clerk in the Regimental Adjutants Office with Company A, 22nd Ohio Infantry. He was mustered out November 18, 1864, at the age of 25 years, as his three year enlistment was up. He was discharged at Camp Dennison, Ohio. Captain William B. Sowe, of the 11th U.S. Infantry signed the discharge certificate. The original Discharge Certificate is on file in the family records. Later in life he was a member of Colonel Nodine Grand Army of the Republic Post #140, in Champaign, Illinois and George Washington Grand Army of the Republic Post #85, in Denver, Colorado, He was a member of the Survivors of the Battle of Shiloh Association. After his discharge, he returned to his home in Missouri (possibly 1865). He married Livonia Deborah White, February 18, 1868, in DeSoto, Jefferson County, Missouri. He is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado. Photograph provided by the granddaughter of George Washington Jackson, Emma Noland.


George Washington Jackson
Battle of Shiloh Survivors Reunion

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