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Near Perryville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

On this Spot Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson Fell

 
 
On this Spot Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 19, 2012
1. On this Spot Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson Fell Marker
Inscription.  Gen. Jackson was born in Fayette Co., Ky. 1823, died Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862. Graduated Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Penn. and Transylvania University. Lawyer, Hopkinsville. Lieutenant 1st, Ky. Cavalry, Mexican War. Member of Congress, 1861, resigned. Organized 3rd Ky. Union Cavalry Sept. 1861; Brig. Gen Aug. 13, 1862; Commanded 10th Div. 1st Army Corps. Army of Ohio in Battle of Perryville. Impressive in person, graceful in manner, kindly, chivalrous, he was the highest type of Kentucky gentleman.
 
Erected 1962 by The Kentucky Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 37° 40.64′ N, 84° 58.377′ W. Marker is near Perryville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Road (Kentucky Route 1920), on the left when traveling north. Marker is in Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, at stop 7 along the Maney walking trail. It is directly behind the memorial cannon at the crest of Parson's Ridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville KY 40468, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defense of Parsons’ Ridge (a few steps from
On this Spot Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 26, 2003
2. On this Spot Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson Fell Marker
this marker); a different marker also named Defense of Parsons’ Ridge (a few steps from this marker); The Cornfield (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Assault on Parsons’ Ridge (about 400 feet away); Union Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Turner's Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maney's Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army of the Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Perryville. (Submitted on August 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Perryville. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on August 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Biography of Gen. James S. Jackson. (Submitted on August 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 26, 2003
3. Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Marker is located along a walking trail in Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.
On this Spot Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 31, 2012
4. On this Spot Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson Fell Marker
Marker in distance (yellow arrow) atop Parson's Ridge.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then. Last updated on October 26, 2019, by Bob R Bogle of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1. submitted on May 3, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 14, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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