Age: 23, credited to Montgomery, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, d/dis 1/2/64 (pneumonia)
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Birth: abt 1839, Berkshire, VT
Burial: Montgomery Center Cemetery, Montgomery, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 76768618
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Montomgery Centery Cemetery, Montgomery, VT
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Lamoille Newsdealer: Feb. 8, 1864
In Washington, Jan. 1, of pleurisy and lung fever, Reuben Jackson, son of Horace and Martha Jackson, aged 24 years, pvt. in Co. D, 11th Vt. regiment.
His remains were sent home to his friends in Montgomery, where the funeral was attended on the 10th ult. He left his quiet home August, 1863, with good health and in prime and vigor of manhood, to go and fight in defense of his country.. He was a man of virtuous and industrious habits, loved and respected by his employers and all who knew him. He was also a noble soldier, respected by his comrades, and was a great favorite with the officers, and always spoke of him in high esteem. He had been very sick several times in the past year, but had not been carried to the hospital, yet received the best care from his cousin, H. D. Jackson, assisted by other willing hands, who, may a kind Providence bless and spare their lives that they may return to the bosom of their friend. Sad indeed, were the tidings of death to his friends, who had fondly hoped that he would one day fill in an honorable position in society. They had been expecting him home on a discharge, which was partly made out. They deeply mourn his loss.
Submitted by: Deanna French.
From the 11th Regiment
Mortality of the 1st Vt. Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March, 1864.
March, 18th, 1864-----
Mr. Editor:-- Below is a record of all the deaths, that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with their diseases and the date of their death:--
Reuben Jackson, D, aged 23, of pneumonia -- sent homoe Jan 1st, 1864.
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before state, making in all, ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short a time; but it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with the exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, or can be, well taken care of; and I think that they do have all done for them that can be, for the place.
Yours &c., W. J. Cheney.
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 30 Mar 1864.
Courtesy of Deanna French