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About Robert Jackson
Jackson and his brother Robert were captured by the British and held as prisoners; they nearly starved to death in captivity. When Jackson refused to clean the boots of a British officer, he slashed at the youth with a sword, giving him scars on his left hand and head, as well as an intense hatred for the British. While imprisoned, the brothers contracted smallpox. Robert died a few days after their mother secured their release, on April 27, 1781. -------------------- Robert Jackson died (1779) in a British prison camp during the Revolution.
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April 27, 1781
Revolutionary War\Smallpox\Prisoner of War
Lancaster, South Carolina