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Jackson Marion Blankenbeckler (August 28, 1835 - March 7, 1893) served as a private in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Jackson Blankenbeckler was born August 28, 1835 in Smyth County, Virginia to Aaron and Elizabeth (Williams) Blankenbecker. He married first Margaret Robinson (1830-1873), with whom he had at least three children.[1] He married second Mary Elizabeth Hilliard (1842-1930) with whom he had four children.[2]

Civil War service

Blankenbeckler enlisted as a private in Company M on February 2, 1864 in Taylorsville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in May 15, 1864 at Gallatin, Tennessee. He was transferred to Company D on June 1, 1864 per Regimental Order No. 8. Blankenbeckler was given daily detail as regimental wagon master February through April 1865.

He is described as 28 years old, 5' 10" tall, dark complexion, gray eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Blankenbeckler is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service until May 25, 1864 when he was left sick at a hospital in Gallatin; when he returned to the regiment was not recorded. He was again left sick at at a hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 23, 1864, and returned to the regiment by February 1865. Finally, in June 1865 he was reported as "absent on sick leave in the country".

Blankenbeckler mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to June 30, 1864, was owed $7.95 from the government for clothing, had been paid a $60 bounty, and was owed a $240 bounty.

Post-war life

Blankenbeckler applied for an invalid's pension on August 14, 1871. He died March 7, 1893 in Hampton, Tennessee and is buried at Robinson-Blankenbecker Cemetery in Mountain City, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on May 27, 1896.


  1. 1870 U.S. Census, 3rd Civil District, Johnson County, Tennessee.
  2. 1900 U.S. Census, 2nd Civil District, Carter County, Tennessee.

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