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Sgt Jacob W. Faith
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1834
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1891

Aged; 57 Years, 3 Months, 27 Days

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 408 - 419

FIRST SERGEANT JACOB FAITH was born in Princeton, Indiana, July 8, 1834, removed to Illinois, and was a bricklayer when he enlisted from Petersburg. He was chosen first sergeant at the organization of the company; served through the Kentucky and Murfreesboro campaigns, and was discharged fro disability at Nashville, Tenn., in 1863. Returning to Petersburg he resumed his trade, but later removed to Iowa, and located at Lenox, in Taylor county, where he died November 5, 1891

Company E was the Menard county company and was enrolled by Pleasant S. Scott, of Petersburg, under date of July 17, 1862. In this county were many people who had emigrated from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. These people were hardy, patriotic and brave, and most of them were strongly opposed to slavery. And these pioneers and their sons were prompt to respond to the call of the President for additional troops.

At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Pleasant S. Scott, captain; Joseph M. Plunkett, first lieutenant, and Abraham Clary, second lieutenant. At the organization of the regiment this company became the color company.

The record shows that the company had 3 killed in battle, 5 died of wounds, 2 were accidentally killed, 12 died of disease, 18 were discharged for disability, 13 were wounded who lived to be discharged from the service. Of the 81 officers and men who formed the original company but 21 went home together at the close of the war. Not so strong in numbers as some of the others, nevertheless this company made a record of which all its members should be proud.

Married Amanda Perkins 
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  Amanda A. Faith (1838 - 1925)
Rose Hill Cemetery
Menard County
Illinois, USA
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