James W Jackson

14 January 2019

Colonel James Washington Jackson of the 47th Alabama Infantry was commanding the Brigade at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 when he was wounded:

I was knocked down by a ball just before the retreat began & seeing me fall was the cause of their giving way too soon. As I came to my senses I found I was wounded in the right arm, the ball penetrating to the bone. I hobbled off the field & rallied my men behind a hill …

His 1858 ambrotype portrait is in the Alabama Archives.

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