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 Thornton Eli Jacobs

Thornton Eli Jacobs

Birth
Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Death 30 Sep 1891 (aged 55)
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Lot 5, Section 18
Memorial ID 11023695 · View Source
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Cpl Co A 1st LA Inf (Nelligan's) C.S.A.
"Caddo Rifles"
Proud Confederate Soldier

member of the Benevolent Association of Confederate Veterans, Shreveport, LA

Jacobs, Thornton E., Corpl. Pvt. 1st (Nelligan's) La. Inf. Co. A. En. New Orleans, La., April 28, 1861. Present on Rolls to June 30, 1861. Rolls from Nov., 1861, to Feb., 1862, Absent on special duty, Signal Corps No. 5. Rolls from March, 1862, to June, 1862, state Present. Rolls from Aug. 31, 1862, to Dec. 31, 1862, Present. Regtl. Commsy. Sergt. Rolls from Feb., 1863, to April, 1863, Absent on furlough since Feb. 20, 1863, Regtl. Commsy. Rolls from May, 1863, to Dec., 1863. state Present. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1864, Present. Re-enlisted for the War. Roll for March 1 to Aug. 31, 1864, Present. Roll for Sept. and Oct., 1864, Absent on detailed service with Gen. Yorke in N. C., since Dec. 15, 1864. Born Missouri, occupation steam boat Capt., Res.South Port, La., age when enlisted 24, single.
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Died September 30, 1891. Thornton E. Jacobs. A few words, but conveying unspeakable sorrow and regret to many minds and hearts.
When the news was told yesterday morning that Captain Jacobs had been stricken by paralysis, it was a shock to his many friends, and when the later information came that he was doing well, and strong hopes entertained of his recovery, there was a general feeling of rejoicing in the community. Alas! for human hopes, they only are formed and expressed to suffer all disappointment, and while Captain Jacob's many friends were congratulating themselves that he was in no immediate danger, a second stroke of the dread disease carried with it the life of a true and gallant gentleman, and the spirit of Thornton E. Jacobs passed to the great beyond.
Captain Jacobs was a native of Missouri and had been a resident of this city for thirty-five years.
At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in company A of the First Louisiana infantry, which was mustered in at New Orleans, and ordered to Virginia; served in Wright's Brigade, ___ the Second Louisiana Regiment, Jackson's corps, participated in several of the severest battles of the war, including the seven days fight around Richmond; was with the last escort of President Davis, and was captured and paroled near Lawrenceville, Ga.
For a number of years past he had been the efficient agent of the Red River Pool line at this place. In May, 1890, he took charge of the Shreveport post office under appointment of President Harrison, and has filled both positions with credit to himself and satisfaction to the public.
A gallant soldier, a true and honorable gentleman, one whose life was a record of courage, honor, and manliness, has passed from amongst us, and the community mourns his loss.
Captain Jacobs had never married, but leaves two sisters and other relatives, to whom we tender sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

Gravesite Details grave is unmarked

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  • Created by: David Hill
  • Added: 25 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11023695
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thornton Eli Jacobs (5 May 1836–30 Sep 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11023695, citing Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by David Hill (contributor 46626495) .