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Jackson R. Clinton

Jackson Rice Clinton was born in Madison County, Alabama in 1835. He later lived in Yallowbusha County, Mississippi. From there the family moved to Hot Springs County, Arkansas, and in the late 1850's moved to Upshur County , Texas. Jackson Married Nancy Hammock in 1859 in Camp County , Texas. To this couple were born two sons. One was my grandfather, who was about 2 years old when Jackson died. The other son, Jackson Rice, Jr. was born about two weeks before his father died.
J.R. Sr. joined the CSA in Jefferson, Texas on June 20, 1862. He was assigned to Co. G., 17th Texas Cavalry. (Moore's Regiment). He was stationed at Camp Post, (Fort Hindman) Arkansas and was in that battle on Jan . 11, 1863. The CSA had about 5,000 men and the Union had a force of 28,944. After about a four hour battle the CSA forces surrendered. Jackson was sent to Camp Douglas, Ill, where he died from dysentary on March 17, 1863. Camp Douglas had about 30,000 prisoners during it's operation and was ill kept, with approximately 4,454 people dying. Of that number only 39 were civilians, the rest being soldiers. Bodies of the civilians and 143 soldiers were moved to other locations for burial. It is said that Camp Douglas was the largest prisoner of war camp in the North during the war. The cemetery there is called , Confederate Mound, Oakwood Cemetery at Chicago, Ill.
Jackson Rice's father, my GGG-grandfather, also joined the CSA on February 22, 1862. He was 56 at the time and joined at Sulphur Springs, Tx. He was assigned to O. E Roberts Co, Roberts Reg. Tex. Inf. He was discharged on 14 April, 1862 as his arthritis was too much for him to take the marching.
Jackson , also had a brother, Jeremiah, who joined the CSA at Jefferson, Tx on June 13, 1862. He was in Ochiltree's Reg, Co H., 18th Tex. Inf. He was taked prisoner of war at Camp De Russey, La on March 14, 1864. He was later exchanged for a Union prisoner at Red River Landing on July 31, 1864. Jeremiah was later married and had one son.

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