Son of Lewis and Clarisy Bump
Brother of Lewis, Ruth, Charles, Eunice, Martha and Didany Bump.
Company K 7th
Enlisted September 13, 1861
Received Disability Discharge January 30, 1863
This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in April, 1861, as
a three months regiment and was mustered in April 28. It left
the state May 29, being ordered to West Virginia where it
joined other forces at Webster.
The 7th took the advance upon Philippi, Co. B driving the
enemy's pickets back and the regiment entered the town on the
double quick followed by the column, the enemy being driven
from the town. It remained in camp here for six weeks,
engaged in scouting, and marched to Belington, where it
engaged for three days in heavy skirmishes. It joined in the
pursuit of the enemy, and overtaking him at Carrick's ford,
the 7th charged and captured his baggage. Overtaking the
fleeing forces again at the next ford, the 7th again defeated
him, Gen. Garnett, commanding the enemy, being killed. The
regiment was mustered out at Indianapolis Aug. 2, 1861.
It was immediately reorganized for three years, and was
mustered in Sept. 13, leaving the state at once for Western
Virginia, and joining Gen. Reynolds' command at Cheat
Mountain. It was engaged in the battle of Green Brier, and
then moved to camp near Green Spring run.
It was in the battle of Winchester Heights, at Port Republic
and Front Royal, then moved to Fredericksburg and back, and
was assigned to Gen. McDowell's command. With Pope's forces
it was in the campaign of the Army of Virginia, participating
at Cedar Mountain, and the second battle of Bull Run.
It joined the pursuit of Lee through Maryland, and was in the
battle of Antietam. It next fought at Ashby's gap, and
participated in the battle of Fredericksburg. During 1863, it
was engaged at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, losing heavily
in both battles. It was also in the battle of Mine Run in
November and went into camp at Culpeper.
Maple Grove Cemetery
Created by: nancy myers colina
Record added: May 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69252198
Jacob Bump...Residence Dearborn County IN; Enlisted on 9/13/1861 as a Private.On 9/13/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. IN 7th Infantry He was discharged for disability on 1/30/1863|
Added: Jul. 14, 2011