Jackson L Horton

BirthApril 8, 1842
DeathSept. 6, 1906
CemeteryStanton (Stanton)
PostHorton (Lynch)
Unit4th Iowa Cavalry, Company H

Private Jackson L Horton

Company H, 4th Iowa Cavalry

Horton was boen in Bradford County, Pennsylvania on April 8, 1842. He was residing in Horton (Bremer County), Iowa when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 26, 1863. He served about 19 months and was mustered out on August 8, 1865.

During Horton’s enlistment the unit was assigned to several southern states. It fought at the Battle of Westport (MO) on October 23, 1864. During the latter stages of the War, it was engaged in the Battle of Selma (AL) (April 2, 1865) and the capture of Macon (GA) on April 20, 1865.

Horton died on September 6, 1906. He is buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Stanton (Stanton County), Nebraska. The Horton Post (#356) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Lynch, Nebraska is named for him. In addition, he was a charter member of the Kendall Post (#190) of the GAR in Stanton.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.