Sgt. Willis B. Jackson

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Jackson, Willis Benjamin - Pvt. April 23, 1862. Wounded in foot at Antietam, Md. 9/17/1862. Appointed 4th Corp. in 1863; Sgt. Wounded in neck at Wilderness, Va. 5/6/1864; in head at Fisher's Hill Va. September 22, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va. 4/9/1865. (Born in Ga. March 17, 1837.)

Filed a CSA pension application in Oglethorpe Co. in 1905. Buried at Salem Baptist Church, Stephens, Oglethorpe Co.

Printed in Oglethorpe Echo, Nov 18th, 1921. After having being feeble for a long time from old age, Mr. Willis B. Jackson, one of the county’s most widely known and highly esteemed citizens, peacefully passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed H. Holmes, hear town, Wednesday morning at 2 o’clock. In the going away of Mr. Jackson another of the few remaining Confederate veterans passed over the river to rest in the shade of the trees. The deceased is survived by several sons and daughters, one brother Mr. Harris Jackson of Huching. He was a consistent member of Salem Baptist Church and his remains were taken there for funeral and interment at ten o’clock yesterday morning.

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