John Henry Jackson was largely instrumental in recruiting this, the first company raised for Chenault's Regiment.
It was recruited in Clark County, at a meeting and barbecue given on the farm of Mr. Jackson's mother, at Jackson's Ferry, on Friday, September 2, 1862, where Colonel Tucker and Major McCreary made speeches.
An eye witness of the scene writes: When Colonel Tucker and Major McCreary spoke at Jackson's Ferry, they stood on the balcony of the residence of the venerable Mrs. Anna Jackson.
A beautiful daughter of this historic family, Miss Mary Virginia Jackson, waved over their heads a Confederate flag.
Full of life, beauty and enthusiasm, her cheering voice would ring out Fall in boys, the South needs you, and the boys fell in. Mrs. Jackson and her lovely daughter were afterwards arrested for giving aid and comfort to the Rebellion, and were incarcerated in a military prison.
On their release they were put under heavy bonds.
Miss Mary Virginia Jackson married the