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Jackson, William Lowther



  • Existence: 1825 - 1890


From Wikipedia- William Lowther 'Mudwall' Jackson Jr. (born February 3, 1825 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, died March 26, 1890 in Louisville, Kentucky[1]) was the third Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1857 until 1860. After the outbreak of the American Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army as a colonel and served on the staff of General Stonewall Jackson (his second cousin). He was promoted to brigadier general in 1864, and fled to Mexico following the war's end. He later moved to Kentucky where he became a judge.[2]

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence, 1863

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000002238], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a handwritten personal correspondence from John White Brockenbrough to an unknown sir. It mentions military movements throughout the region specifically related to Averell's Raid. The movement of General Fitzhugh Lee and his company to Covington, VA are mentioned. Collierstown and Craig's Creek as well as Generals William 'Mudwall' Jackson and Jubal Early are also mentioned.

Dates: 1863

William L. Jackson Special Order

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0439
Scope and Contents

Handwritten copy of a special order issued by General William L. Jackson on September 14th, 1862. The document gives orders to attack the ground occupied by the enemy.

Dates: 1862-09-14

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