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Defense - Adjutant General - Gen. Henry Rootes Jackson Subject Files

Identifier: 022-01-067

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This series consists of the records of Gen. Henry Rootes Jackson, lawyer, politician and poet who lived from 1820 to 1898. General Jackson received his education from both Yale University and the University of Georgia. He was appointed U.S. district attorney and served as judge of the Georgia Supreme Court from 1849-1853. He was also appointed U.S. minister to Austria and Mexico. In 1861, he was appointed judge of the Confederate courts but later resigned to become a brigadier general. He helped with the Georgia state troops in their work of defending Savannah and elsewhere along the coast. Gen. Jackson worked closely with Gen. Hood in the Atlanta campaign and fought in several other battles, including Jackson and Nashville. In his later years, Gen. Jackson was president of the Georgia Historical Society, first president of the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, a trustee of the Peabody Educational Fund, and served as director of the Central Railroad and Banking Company of Georgia. Gen. Jackson published a small book of poetry entitled Tallulah and Other Poems, 1850, and became a well known southern poet. He made many speeches and literary addresses that were printed and are now in libraries.


  • Created: 1861-1863


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Defense - Adjutant General - Gen. Henry Rootes Jackson Subject Files
Georgia Archives
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5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States