Jackman, Henry Abel
Age: 0, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 2nd MA LARTY
Service: enl, Boston, 7/31/61, m/i, Pvt, 2nd MA LARTY, 7/31/61, reen 12/25/63, pr QMSGT 8/16/64, m/o 8/11/65
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Birth: 02/18/1829, Barre, VT
Burial: Old Cemetery, Corinth, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/27/1892, VT; widow Nancy M., 12/15/1904, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Henry A. Jackman
Jackman, Henry A., of East Corinth, son of Winthrop T. and Mary (Elkins) Jackman, was born in Barre, Feb. 18, 1829.
His mother died when he was four years old and for two years he resided with an aunt, then he was compelled to push his own way, working on a farm till he was twenty-one and obtaining such instruction as the winter terms of the district school afforded. After attaining his majority he went to Boston where he remained nine years engaged in teaming.
At the commencement of the civil war Mr. Jackman enlisted in the 2d Mass. Light Battery. This battery was first stationed at Baltimore and afterwards sent to Fortress Monroe and witnessed the naval contest between the Monitor and Merrimac. Soon after he accompanied the command to Ship Island and New Orleans in General Butler's expedition. He was present at the first attempt of Farragut to capture Vicksburg, and afterwards participated in almost all the battles and hostile expeditions in the depart-of the Gulf including the successful attack upon Mobile. When his term of service expired he promptly and patriotically re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer, and with his command marched from Mobile to Montgomery and thence to Vicksburg, where he remained till honorably discharged in August, 1865, after more than four years of active and continuous service, during the latter part of which he acted as quartermaster-sergeant.
Soon after his discharge he came to East Corinth, and, in company with his brother, purchased and carried on the grist mill in that place for four years. In 1876 he moved to Topsham and engaged in the manufacture of bobbins and spools and to this end he has just erected a plant that promises much for the future prosperity of the community.
Mr. Jackman was married at Bradford in October, 1869, to Mrs. Nancy (Crown) Rowland, and four children have been born to them: Alfred C., Winthrop T., Henry A., Jr., and Mary E.
He is an ardent Republican, a man of few words, but prompt, decided and resolute in action and with a persistence that in the end is bound to succeed in whatever he undertakes. He has always avoided rather than sought office, as the demands of his business are imperative. For several years, however, he served as selectman and represented Topsham in the House in 1876. He is a member of the GAR and for two years served as commander of Ransom Post, No. 7, of East Corinth.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 219.