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The Daily Dispatch: July 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], Sketch of the Martyr Jackson and his family. (search)
publican, gives the following sketch of the heroic Jackson and his family, the facts of which were derived during a personal interview with his wife and sister, Mrs. Thomas: Before leaving Fairfax, I called to pay my respects to Mrs. Susan M. Jackson, the widow of Jas. W. Jackson, the martyr, who fell in Alexandria on the 24th of May, in the cause of Southern liberty. She resides in a neat little cottage near the Court-House, provided for her by Major Henry W. Thomas, who married a sister of her husband. She received me with great kindness, and spoke with deep emotion of the generosity of the Southern people towards herself and family. She has three lovely children with her — all daughters — of the ages of thirteen, ten and seven, one of whom is said to bear a striking resemblance of her father. Mrs. Thomas has two daguerreotypes of the hero, one of which was taken while he was at work in his garden, with his hat, coat and vest off. It is a very striking face, and bears