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JACKSON GUARDS

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Dubuque Herald, April 30, 1861. Image courtesy: Diane Harris
JACKSON GUARDS. The Jackson Guards were organized around August, 1859. After the attack on Ft. Sumter, enlistments increased to the point that the Herald reported on April 19, 1861 the company was nearly full. The same day a requisition was received from Governor Kirkwood for two or more companies from "this section to form a part of the regiment required of this state by the President."

The commanders of the WASHINGTON GUARDS, GOVERNOR'S GREYS, and Jackson Guards were to form a company of 78 men and be prepared to march. As members of this first regiment, they would met at Davenport by May 20th to be called into service. The men of the Governor's Greys and Jackson Guards left for Davenport on April 23.

Dubuque Herald, May, 1861. Roster of the Jackson Guards. Image courtesy: Diane Harris
Dubuque Herald, May, 1861. Roster of the Jackson Guards. Image courtesy: Diane Harris
Dubuque Herald, May, 1861. Roster of the Jackson Guards. Image courtesy: Diane Harris

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Source:

Oldt, Franklin T. The History of Dubuque County. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, p. 253, 260, 262