He lived through injuries that would have overcome most men. A natural leader, Jackson abandoned his studies of law to recruit his own company of Ohio soldiers, who then served with the Ohio Brigade. During the battle of Corinth, Jackson was struck in the face with a musket ball. Thought to be mortally wounded, the captain was left for dead. The invincible Jackson not only survived - but led his company until the end of the war, despite the lingering effects of the bullet still lodged in his head. Jackson thrived both on and off the battlefield, later becoming a U.S. Congressman.