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)