Nathan Andrew Jackson fought with the 21st Mississippi Infantry. Jackson was well over six feet tall and served as the flag bearer for Company C. This regiment formed part of Barksdale’s all Mississippi Brigade. They fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the war.
Nathan carried the colors for Company C at Antietam, Chancellorsville, both battles at Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg. Amazingly, he was never injured in combat.
The 21st Mississippi was sent to Tennessee following Gettysburg to support Bragg’s army during the Chattanooga campaign. They fought at Chickamauga on Sept 19, 1863 and spent the winter of 1863/1864 in Russellville, TN. Nathan died of smallpox on February 12, 1864. He was 25 years old. Continue reading
Nathan Andrew Jackson (1838-1864) was nearly seven feet tall. His great height all but guaranteed his place as flag bearer for the 21st Mississippi Infantry Company C, also known as Stephens Rifles or Stephens Guards.
The 21st Mississippi formed part of the famous Barksdale Brigade. They participated in campaigns in both eastern and western theaters of the war (“west” was any area outside of Virginia and the Carolinas). Continue reading
I came across this story as I was tracing relatives in my grandmother’s branch of the family. It’s always exciting to find connections between my genealogy and Civil War interests. Nathan Andrew Jackson (1838-1864) served as a flag bearer for 21st Mississippi Infantry .
Nathan Andrew Jackson (1838-1864)
In researching the “Lost Children” series for my deadrelatives blog, I uncovered new information about Nellie Sutherland (1870-???).
Samantha Anna Miller was born on January 28, 1842 in Marion County, South Carolina. She was the seventh of ten children, the third (and youngest) daughter. Samantha’s parents, John Walter Miller (1807 – 1878) and Samantha Payne (1802 – 1863), were farmers in the region that is northwest of Myrtle Beach. Continue reading
Homestead Proof – Testimony of Claimant
Robert C. Sutherland, being called as a witness on his own behalf in support of homestead entry no. 26063, for N 1/2 NE 1/4 of Section Two, in Tp 9 SR 9 W. La. Mer. testifies as follows: Continue reading
Family legend says that Robert Clarence got word that someone else planned to file an intent to homestead the 80 acres adjacent to his mother’s property. A neighbor informed him of the news late on a Friday afternoon. Continue reading
Although I am fairly certain that the family line can be traced to William Sutherland and Hannah Avery in the early 1700s, the first Sutherland in the New World is a mystery. Continue reading
Ten generations of Sutherland ancestors have been a part of the American experience. For over 300 years, they witnessed the great events that shaped this nation. Continue reading
In 1880, infant mortality in the United States was nearly 40%. If a woman gave birth to ten children throughout her childbearing years, she could expect to bury four babies before they reached the age of five. Ellen Sutherland was remarkable in that all of her children survived infancy. Continue reading