James Jackson, III (1822 - 1878)

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Birthplace: Nashville, Tenn.
Death: Died in The Sinks, Lauderdale Co, AL
Managed by: Rufus Harris, III
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About James Jackson, III

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General Notes: He was educated in private schools in Nashville and Florence, engaged in extensive planting, built a large plantation residence, nine miles from Florence which he called the "Sinks" where he lived and died. He enlisted in the Confederate Service in April 1861, 4th Alabama Infantry, was wounded at the Battle of Manassas. Upon recovery he organized the 27th Alabama Infantry and was elected Lieutenant Colonel. He was captured with that regiment at Ft Donelson and was held prisioner for seven months. He was exchanged and was with his regiment in the siege of Jackson, Mississippi. He particaipated in the Georgia campaign and Lost an arm at Kennewaw Mtn. He later was with Hood at Nashville; assigned to Joseph E Johnson's army and commanded a brigade under General Loving at the Battle of Bentonville, N. C. in 1865 when Johnson surrendered. He was wounded 14 times. He returned to his home and resumed planting operations and was chosen Probate Judge of Lauderdale County. He was an old line whig a "Know Nothing"and after 1865 a democrat. Elected State Senator from 1865-1867, he was originally buried at his home the "Sinks", but his grave was later moved to the Cemetary at "The Forks".

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Col. James Jackson, III's Timeline

1822
1822
Nashville, Tenn.
1847
1847
Age 25
Lauderdale Co, AL
1849
1849
Age 27
Lauderdale Co, AL
1850
October, 1850
Age 28
Lauderdale Co, AL
1851
1851
Age 29
Lauderdale Co, AL
1855
1855
Age 33
Lauderdale Co, AL
1878
1878
Age 56
The Sinks, Lauderdale Co, AL