WILLIAM C. JACKSON, MIDN, CSN
William Jackson '63
Date of birth: 1843
Date of death: February 10, 1862
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
William Congreve Jackson was admitted to the Naval Academy from Virginia on November 25, 1859 at age 16 years 6 months.
William was lost on February 10, 1862, shortly after he "was mortally wounded while making his way to the shore from the captured steamer Ellis." This occurred in the Pasquotank River, near Elizabeth City, North Carolina; following his wounding he was captured by the Union and brought aboard USS Hetzel.
He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.
Once captured, he was brought back to Ellis, which was then under the command of his classmate Benjamin Porter '63.
Confederates in Memorial Hall
This alumni is included on this site because he is listed in Memorial Hall. We do not feel this is appropriate—these men took up arms against the same constitution they'd once sworn to support and defend—and once initial research is completed on all names we will engage with the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Alumni Association to correct these and other errors.