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he war with Mexico.-- During the whole of the term spent at West Point, he never failed upon an examination or received a "mark" of demerit. Young Jackson entered the service of the United States as brevet lieutenant under General Scott at Vera Cruz. In the memorable campaign from Vera Cruz to Mexico, he achieved honors of which a veteran officer might well have been proud In addition to his regular promotions during that campaign, Lieutenant Jackson was brevetted a major for distinguisheVera Cruz to Mexico, he achieved honors of which a veteran officer might well have been proud In addition to his regular promotions during that campaign, Lieutenant Jackson was brevetted a major for distinguished services at the battle of Chapultepec. At the close of the war with Mexico, Major Jackson returned to his native State with his health very much impaired, in consequence of which he resigned his position in the army. He shortly afterwards accepted a professorship in the Military Institute at Lexington, which office he filled with ability and distinction till the commencement of the present war, when he accepted the post of Colonel, conferred upon him by Governor Letcher, unanimously rec