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Jackson Lee escaped slavery in Virginia before the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862 to allow young men like him to enlist in the Union Army; and deprive the rebel economy of critical slave manpower for it's critical industries and agriculture.  After the war he stayed in Washington, D.C. knowing that to return to Patrick County, Virginia would not be good for him or family still living there. 

Jefferson Davis had proclaimed that escaped slaves who joined the Union Army were traitors to their native country (Confederate States of America); and after the war many White ex-confederate soldiers still held that view and sought vindication via methods organized by former slave trader and confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.  

Veterans of the Confederate States of America, July 4, 1900, Patrick County, Virginia

 

Household Record 1880 United States Census
  
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 Name RelationMarital StatusGenderRaceAgeBirthplaceOccupationFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
 Jackson LEE  Self  S  Male  B  53  VA  Laborer  VA  VA 
 Mary MORTON  Other  D  Female  B  39  VA  At Home  VA  VA 

 

Source Information:
 
 Census PlaceWashington, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
 Family History Library Film  1254122
 NA Film Number  T9-0122
 Page Number  15A      
312Lee,JacksonUnionInfantry5th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
313Lee, JacksonUnionArtillery12th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
314Lee, JacksonUnionInfantry48th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
315Lee, JacksonUnionInfantry52nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
316Lee, JacksonUnionInfantry58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
317Lee, JacksonUnionInfantry70th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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