|Birth: ||unknown, Germany|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 1922|
On 24 September 1861, he enlisted as a Private in Company A of the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers. After helping to defend the nation's capital, he was transferred with his regiment to duty in the South, serving first in Florida before fighting with the 47th during the Battle of Pocotaligo in South Carolina. Following additional service with the 47th in Florida, he fought with his regiment during General Nathaniel Banks' Red River Campaign (March-May 1864) and during General Philip Sheridan's tide-turning Shenandoah Valley Campaign in the Fall of 1864.
Jacob was promoted to the rank of Corporal on 5 July 1865. He mustered out with his regiment on 25 December 1865, and was designated as a Veteran Volunteer. Eventually, he relocated to the federal home for disabled veterans at Dayton, Ohio, and passed away there on 12 December 1922. He was interred in the cemetery associated with that veterans' home.
Dayton National Cemetery
Plot: 2, 24, 12
GPS (lat/lon): 39.74595, -84.2642
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 504879
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