Jackson Lockhart was born January 10, 1837 in Grundy County
TN. His father was John C. Lockhart and Sallie Walker. His father
was an agriculturist and became a member of the county courts for many
years. His mother passed away in 1840. Andrew Jackson went to school in
Altamont where he obtained a fair education.
When the war broke out he joined up with the 5th Cavalry battalion
under Captain Glover. His unit would be consolidated into the company H
of the 8th (Smith's) Tennessee Cavalry. During his war service he was
in many raids, skirmishes, and battles that included Fishing Creek, and
Murfreesboro. Before the battle of Chickamauga, he was taken
prisoner by the federals at Dunlap Tennessee. He was sent to
Nashville for two months then to Camp Chase Ohio and later to Rock
While in prison, he endured the cruelty of northern prisons. He was
provided with little cover subjecting him to the cold weather. They
were given very little food so he and the other prisoners had to resort
to eating rats and red worms. He had enough of prison life and took the
oath of allegiance on October 3, 1864.
After the war he returned to Dunlap, TN. and started farming and making
brick for the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company. He was
active in the United Confederate Veterans for many years. He made his
home in Tracy City and married Elizabeth Pankey. Together they had four
children: Albert Sydney Johnston,Sallie, Milton Dixie and Frank
Cheatham. Albert and Frank were named after Confederate Generals.
Andrew Jackson Lockhart died on December 11, 1911. He is buried at the Orange Hill Cemetery