Sydney Jackman LbNA # 63410
|Placed Date||Oct 20 2012|
|Location||Kyle Cemetery, Kyle, TX|
|Found By||Giant Eyeball!|
|Last Update||Aug 8 2014|
Distance to Letterbox: 25 yards
This box is located in a great old cemetery. Here is the story of Sydney Jackman from Find a Grave:
Birth: Mar. 7, 1826
Death: Jun. 2, 1886
Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army and was commissioned a Colonel in the Missouri Infantry Regiment. In September, 1862, he recruited a regiment of Missouri Cavalry, fought at Huntsville, Arkansas and was assigned to duty with the Trans-Mississippi Department in 1863. With the Trans-Mississippi Department he saw actions in the mid southern states and just before the final surrender of Confederacy was promoted Brigadier General by General E. Kirby Smith, in May, 1865.
From Kyle, take Old Stagecoach road heading for Wimberley. Pass Skyline Cemetery on the left. About 2 miles further is turn in for Kyle Cemetery. Turn left and enter. Go right at first intersection. Pass Pioneer Section on right and soon park near "Moore" tombstone on right (has domed grave near road). From Moore, with road to your back, look left and locate "Jackman" stone. Go toward it. Before reach, stop at arched tombstone and plaque for Sydney Jackman. Now, facing his stone, go left to 3rd tombstone (Sydney Johnson Jackman). Left of it is a crepe myrtle tree. Box is in middle fo it, under stuff (look for arrow).