JOHN WASHINGTON "FOX" JACKSON
28 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 17 February 1825 in White County, Tennessee
Died: Between 31 July 1893 - 1 January 1900 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Possibly in an unmarked grave in the Sand Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Andrew and Christiana (Madewell) Jackson

Married: Mary Polly Welch about 1844 in White County, Tennessee
Born: June 1822 in White County, Tennessee
Died: between 1900 - 1910 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Possibly in an unmarked grave in the Sand Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: James Mathias and Susie (Rickett) Welch

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Jane Jackson
  2. Rebecca Ann Jackson
  3. Crissa Lou Jackson
  4. William M. Jackson
  5. Dicey Elizabeth Jackson
  6. Mary Catherine Jackson

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother-in-law: Alexander Welch - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: John Welch - 84th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: James Welch - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company K

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Corporal and left as a Private
  • Age: 36
  • Enlisted 27 November 1862 at Tullahoma
  • 25 Jul 1861: Present
  • 25 Jul - 31 Oct 1861: Sick on Furlough
  • Deserted 19 Feb 1862 and returned 21 Sep 1862
  • Deserted 25 Oct 1862 at Knoxville

28 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company H

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 27 November 1862 at McMinnville
  • Mar & Apr 1863: Present
  • Jul & Aug 1863: Present
  • 12 Sep 1863: Captured near Chattanooga as a deserter. Forwarded to Nashville on 19 Sep 1863. Took the Oath of Allegiance.
  • Name appears on a roll of Prisoners from Stevenson, AL transferred to Nashville 12 Sep 1863. Took the Oath of Allegiance.

1ST PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S521

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 25 August 1891
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Void (marked out) Cookeville, Putnam County
  • Member of Company H 28th Tennessee Infantry Regimet
  • Wounded: at the Battle of Murfreesboro. Both eyes were injured. He went completely blind by the explosion of a bomb shell which knocked him down.
  • Born: 17 February 1825 in White County
  • Enlisted in 22 May 1861 in Company K in the 25th Tennessee Infantry and transferrred to Company H. of H. R. Robinson and 28th Tennessee Infantry. Colonel S. S. Stanton
  • Wounded at Murfreesboro by bomb causing eyes to go out
  • Captured i 1863
  • Wife is 67 years old
  • Attest: A. Welch and James Burnett

Supporting Documents:

  • Morgan & Davis (22 Aug 1891) - Have submitted his application to the TN Pension Board
  • Walton Smith (17 Nov 1891) - Supports his claim
  • John S. Quarles of Jackson County (10 Dec 1891)
    • JWJ goes by the name of "Fox" Jackson
    • Dr. John Martin attends him
    • JWJ now draws $25/month because he lost his eyesight in the service.
    • Dr. Martin says that JWJ was a distiller for 4-5 years after the service.
    • His eyesight was good.
    • Dr. Martin thinks he is an imposter.
    • JQS does not personally know JWJ.
    • Walton Smith had a difficult time getting a pension for JWJ. He had to ?mandamn? the authorities in Putnam County before they would assign his papers.
    • Henry Snodgrass, now a member of Congress, got his pension, but he had to ?mandamn? the authorities. He charged $500 of which he collected from JWJ's pension.
  • James Bennett (29 Jan 1892) - Supports his claim. He was a fellow soldier.
  • Sherod Horn (30 Jan 1892) - Supports his claim
  • Christopher McCormick (1 Feb 1892) - Supports his claim
  • John P. Hickman - Association of Confederate Soldiers (7 Mar 1892) - We need to know how JWJ got out of the army and if he owned a distillery.
  • Morgan & Davis (14 Apr 1892) - Supports his claim
  • JWJ by A. Bryant, County Court Clerk, (15 Apr 1892) -
    • He was wounded at Murfreesboro by a shell which knocked him down and rendered him blind.
    • He went to the hospital. He eventually got to where he could see a little. He was then put on light duty, tending to the sick, mending shoes, bundles, etc.
    • He continued with the Company until about September 1863.
    • At that time, the army was falling back from Chattanooga to Dalton. They were engaging in skirmishes near Missionary Ridge.
    • He was captured and sent to Stevenson, AL. Then transferred to Nashville where he was paroled and sent home. His eyes could see a little.
    • He worked in a distillery as a cooperer.
    • He never owned a distillery but worked in one as a hired hand.
    • He needed assistance to work. He assisted the cooper due to his eyes.
    • The distillery belonged to a fried who have him work in order to support his family.
  • James Bennett (15 Apr 1892) -
    • He was a comrade of JWJ.
    • He was not with him when he was wounded, but he saw him the next day. He was blinded by a shell exploding in his face.
    • His head was wounded and all swollen up.
    • His face was bruised black.
    • He was with JWJ when they were captured between Chattanooga and Dalton
    • James Bennett ran a distillery after the war.
    • JWJ worked as a hired hand doing what he could.
  • John Jackson, Deputy Sheriff (15 Apr 1892) -
    • He was not in the war.
    • He lived a short distance from JWJ.
    • James Bennett was a distiller and hired JWJ to do what he could.
  • James Bennett (31 May 1892) -
    • He was a private in Co. H of the 28th TN Infantry Regiment.
    • He, JWJ, and Benjamin Brown were sick and unfit for duty. They were captured at Missionary Ridge.
    • They were sent to Stevenson, AL for about 1 week.
    • They were sent to Nashville. They begged the Federal officers not to send them to the Federal prison to die.
    • They ran into Henry Nicholas (formerly of Putnam County and now a resident of Nashville). He interceded with officers on their behalf.
    • JWJ had three sisters and one brother-in-law living in Carthage. They would go there and stay.
    • The Feds gave each of them a parole.
    • He kept the parole for many years, but he must have thrown it away.
  • James Bennett (31 Jan 1894) - Supports his claim
  • John Jackson (31 Jan 1894) - JWJ came by our house on his way home after being released from capture. This was about 1863.
  • A. Welch (2 Feb 1894) - He was present went JWJ was wounded and lost his eyesight.
  • JWJ (3 Feb 1894) - There is nothing in the law to prevent me from getting a pension.

2ND PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 7 August 1893
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Void, Putnam County
  • Member: 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Wounded: at Murfreesboro by a bomb sticking in an apple tree. It knocked him down and rendered him unconscious. His head and eyes were affected with ???.
  • Married: Wife is 69 years old. He has some female children.
  • Attest: A. Welch and James Bennett

Supporting Documents:

  • G. W. Ford, son of Abraham Ford and attorney for JWJ, (1 Jul 1891) - Supports his claim

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 122
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 36
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 144
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 137D