James W. Jackson (circa 18231861)
|James W. Jackson, the proprietor of the Marshall House,
had earned the reputation in northern Virginia as being a firebrand secessionist.
Querulous by nature, Jackson was a respected pugilist and seemed destined
to become the town's first civilian casualty. He stood six feet in height
and was lithe and muscular.His face was remarkable in its expression,
observed an acquaintance.Grim, stern, obstinate determination was
stamped emphatically on every feature.