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Confederate General W.H. "Red" Jackson Gold Plated Top Walking Cane
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What a great piece! This is an original presentation cane identified to an important Confederate cavalry officer General William H. Jackson. General William Hicks Jackson (1835-1903) was an 1856 West Point graduate who resigned from the US Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. HDS indicates he enlisted as a captain on 6/1/1861 and was commissioned into CS General & Staff. He served first as a captain of artillery, then as aide-de-camp to Gen. Gideon Pillow before being appointed colonel of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry. Jackson continued to rise through the ranks becoming chief of cavalry and in December 1862 receiving a promotion to brigadier general. Jackson participated in the Vicksburg Campaign, Atlanta Campaign, and Nashville and Murfreesboro Campaign. His cavalry division formed part of Forrest's corps in Hood's Tennessee campaign. After the war he served as commissioner for the parole of Confederate soldiers. As for the cane itself, it measures 33-1/4ths inches in length. It has the wooden body on the cane with ornate 3-1/8th inch gold-plated floral scroll handle and 1-1/8th inch ferrule. The handle is jeweler quality inscribed "W.B. Palmer" in unadorned portion of design, and at bottom of handle "Genl. W.H. Jackson." The cane offered here was likely gifted by Jackson to "W.B. Palmer" in the post-war period. does not show a W.B. Palmer in the 7th TN Cavalry, though a William Palmer is identified in the TN 12th Battalion Cavalry. We don't' know for sure who Palmer was but General Jackson was an important Confederate cavalryman!

Item #: B5128
Price: $1,650.00 USD (Sale Pending)
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