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JACKSON, Richard Henry, soldier, born in Ireland, 14 July, 1830. He was educated in Dublin, came to this country in early life, enlisted in the United States army in 1851, and became 1st sergeant in the 4th artillery. After serving in Florida and the west, he passed his examination for a 2d lieutenancy, receiving his commission, 13 September, 1859. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant, 14 May, 1861, commanded a company at Fort Pickens, Florida, during its bombardments, and in the capture of Pensacola, and was made captain, 20 February, 1862. He afterward served as assistant inspector-general, and was also acting chief of artillery on Morris and Folly islands during the operations against Fort Sumter, and then chief of artillery of the 10th and 25th corps, Army of the James. He was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers, 1 January, 1865, for services in the campaign of 1864, and commanded the 2d division of the 25th corps in the operations that preceded Lee's surrender. He was commissioned full brigadier-general of volunteers, 19 May, 1865, and brevet major-general on 24 November General Jackson also received during the war the regular army brevets of major for Drury's Bluff. lieutenant-colonel for Newmarket Heights, and colonel and brigadier-general for services in the war. Since the war General Jackson has served in various posts. He was promoted major 1 July, 1880, and is now (1889) in command of Fort Schuyler, New York
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