Change of OwnershipConfederate Gen. William Hicks "Billy" Jackson (1835-1903), who acquired Belle Meade Plantation after the war, served with distinction throughout the Western Theater of the Civil War. He was an excellent horseman, a skill that served him well during the war and afterward. He graduated from West Point in 1856 andwas sent to fight in the Indian wars in New Mexico territory. In May 1861, he resigned his commission and enrolled as a Confederate artillery captain. In November 1861 at the Battle of Belmont, Missouri, Jackson was aide-de-camp to Gen. Gideon J. Pillow and was wounded in the fighting. After recovering, Jackson in April 1862 was appointed colonel of the 1st Tennessee Cavalry. Before the year ended, he had been promoted to brigadier general.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:23am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 512206 N 3995787|
|Decimal Degrees||36.10666667, -86.86438333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 6.4', W 86° 51.863'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 6' 24.00" N, 86° 51' 51.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100 Bellevue Dr W, Nashville TN 37205, US|
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