Friday, November 12, 2010

Bartlett S. Jackson - Spanish American War 1898

Photo of B.S. Jackson, Dick Ashbrook, John Fall, Chas. Davenport at Chickamauga,
Georgia, June 25, 1898 [Digital copy, A.B. Deller, July 2010].  Dudley  Emerson Jones,
1829-1913, Papers, 1849-1976, Manuscript Collection MC 1305, Box 4, Folder 5.
Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville. 

Bartlett S. Jackson was the brother of Georgia Jackson Jones (our great-grandmother).  He was born on April 9th, 1871, the youngest son of William P. Jackson & Susan A. Johnson, in Missouri (probably in Sedalia).  He joined the 2nd Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri in April 28, 1898; and was listed as a Sargent in Company D, Mustered in Jefferson, Missouri, May 12, 1898, and discharged Feb 17, 1899.

According to this author, at The Spanish American War Centennial Website,
"The Carthage Light Guard [Company A], along with the remainder of the Second Missouri Volunteer Infantry never left the continental U.S. during its term of service during the Spanish American War."
During his enlistment, he sent a gift back to his Sister's son, Arthur Jackson Jones.  We found this when we were cleaning out the attic.  A small silver cup, with a note inside that read,
"Arthur. Sent by Uncle Bartlett from Chattanooga during Spanish American War. Mom."
In the 1900 US Federal Census, Bart was living with his mother, Susan [Johnson] Jackson in Sedalia, Missouri, and working as a Policeman [his brother John was working as a Detective].  On April 5th, 1904, he died and was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery next to his parents.

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