Monday, February 27, 2006

Jackson Skinner, Wounded at New Market

Jackson McWhorter Skinner, with brothers, uncles and neighbors, fought with the Confederate Army. Jackson was a private in the 62nd Mounted Infantry, Company G. He entered the Army 16 May 1862 in Braxton County. A post-war source listed him as wounded in action 15 May 1864 at Battle of New Market. The wound he sustained at New Market never healed. His grandchildren remembered him as an invalid all his life.

New Market was a severe blow to the 62nd. Many men were killed, including local men, Privates Andrew Heater and Eli Sanders and Captain Conrad Currence.

Jackson McWhorter Skinner was born 1843, d. 1891. He lived up Clover Fork and he was a farmer. He had a fair complextion, light hair and gray eyes. He stood 5'7". Jackson was the husband of Patience Duvall and father of Gideon, George Delbert (Dick), Annie, Clara, Lola, Lloyd, Ed and Earl (Pappy). He was my grandmother's grandfather. He was the grandson of Alexander and Catherine (Scott) Skinner

For more on Patience and several of their children see the
Feb 15 '06 entry Dick Skinner's Restaurant.
May 28 '07 entry Dick Skinner Milks a Cow


1. The Battles and Campaigns of the 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry, according to were
~ Imboden's Tucker County, WV, Expedition, November 8-14, 1862
~ Jones'-Imboden's West Virginia Raid of April 1863
~ Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863
~ Greencastle, PA, July 5, 1863
~ Williamsport, MD, July 5, 1863
~ New Market, May 15, 1864
~ Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
~ Lynchburg Campaign, June 1864
~ Monocacy, MD, July 9, 1864
~ Bunker Hill, September 5, 1864
~ Third Winchester, September 19, 1864
~ Fisher's Hill, September 22, 1864
~ Woodstock, September 23, 1864
~ Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864

The regiment's Organizational Assignments were:
1. March-July 1863: Northwestern Virginia Brigade, Department of Northern Virginia
2. July-Dec. 1863: Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia (Part of escort for ambulance wagon train during Lee's retreat from Gettysburg, and defended the wagons at the battle of Williamsport, MD, July 5, 1863.)
3. Dec. 1863-Jan. 1864: Imboden's Command, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia
4. Feb.-June 1864: Northwestern Virginia Brigade, Department of Northern Virginia
5. Wilderness-Petersburg Campaign, May-June 1864: Wharton's Brigade, Breckinridge's Division, Third Corps (Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill), Army of Northern Virginia (The 62nd was detached from Imboden's Brigade and served with Breckinridge against Grant's offensive. The 62nd was returned to Gen. Imboden upon the latter's frequent requests.)
6. Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864: Second Brigade, Maj. Gen. John Breckinridge Commanding
7. June 1864-April 1865: Imboden's Brigade, Ransom's-Lomax's Cavalry Division, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia.

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