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JACKSON, Michael, soldier, born in Newton, Massachusetts, 18 December, 1734; died there, 10 April, 1801. He was a lieutenant in the French war, and afterward took part in the battle of Bunker Hill, where he served as major of Gardner's regiment, and killed a British officer in a personal encounter. Afterward he was lieutenant-colonel of Bond's regiment, and was wounded in the thigh at Montressor's island in 1776. He was colonel of the 8th Massachusetts regiment of the Continental line from January, 1777, till the close of .the war. His five brothers and five sons were also in the army.
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