Jackson County in the Civil War     



As national events brought about the unraveling of the Union, a strong majority of Jackson County voters stood with the South; the county voted 147 to 77 for secession. Company K of the Second Texas Infantry was organized in Jackson County. The Second Texas saw action at Shiloh, Farmington, Iuka, Corinth, and Vicksburg. One Jackson County company served with the Twenty-seventh Texas Cavalry. Company D, First Texas Cavalry, was raised in Victoria but included many Jackson County men. Jackson County men also served in the Eighth Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers). In all, more than 100 Jackson County soldiers served in Confederate gray. The end of the war brought wrenching changes in the county's economy. For many whites the abolition of slavery meant devastating economic loss. Before the war slaves had constituted nearly half of all taxable property in the county, and their loss, coupled with a sharp decline in property values, caused a profound disruption for most planters.

from the Handbook of Texas Online, Jackson County

Andersonville Civil War Prison

Researching A Confederate Veteran from Texas State Cemetery site

Order CW Military Pension NATF Form 85 By Email

How to Get  a Confederate Grave Marker


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Company K, Texas 2nd Infantry CSA, newspaper article


Company K, Texas 2nd Infantry CSA Roster


2nd Texas Infantry website


Confederate Soldiers from Jackson County, Texas


Company D, First Texas Cavalry, CSA Roster


Terry's Texas Rangers Eighth Texas Cavalry website


Thomas Elliott Bolling, from Jackson County, biography from the Terry's Texas Rangers site


Robert G. O' Brien, from Jackson County, biography from the Terry's Texas Rangers site


Eighth Texas Cavalry from the Handbook of Texas Online


List of Civil War Pension Applications from Jackson County from the TXGenWeb Archives


Confederate Marker, Jackson County, Texas

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National Civil War Museum


Texas Ancestral Heroes


Civil War Soldier's & Sailor's System

Library of Congress Civil War Photos

U.S. Army Military History Civil War Photographs



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