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 Jacob O. Smith, Jr

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Jacob O. Smith, Jr

  • Birth 11 Jul 1845 Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Death 19 Sep 1911 Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 14428959

Civil War Veteran

MO 7th Volunteer Infantry as Muscian
MO 11th Volunteer Infantry

In St. Louis at the age of 16 years, Jacob responded to the first call of President Abraham Lincoln and enlisted 1 Jun 1861 for a term of 3 years.

He was in the the 7th Missouri Volunteer Infantry as a Musician, that regiment being called the "Irish Brigade". He was under Union Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon and Major General John Charles Fremont, and later under General John Alexander Logan and
Major General James Birdseye McPherson. He was in the conflict at Vicksburg, at the Bayou Piers, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill and the Big Black Battle. He participated in three charges at Vicksburg. He also had the pleasure of seeing Lieutenant General John Clifford Pemberton's surrender to Lieutenant General Ulysses Simpson Grant.

In 1863 Jacob re-enlisted and his regiment was consolidated with the 11th Missouri.* He participated in the Battle of Nashville, then went to New Orleans and was in the battle of Mobile, Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. Thence he was transferred to Montgomery, Alabama, and on the way heard of Lee's surrender and Lincoln's death. At Memphis 15 Jan 1866,, mustered out as Senior Principle Musician of the Regiment.

In the portrait the "Star" on his uniform was presented to him by Brevet Major General Robert Christie Buchanan on 22 May 1863 at Vicksburg, for Meritorious Service and Bravery while in the army.

The Finial on top of the headstone was placed at a later date. *The 7th Missouri Volunteer Infantry ceased to exist on 17 Dec 1864 when it was consolidated with the 11th Missouri Infantry.
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married [1] ca1865 ILL Mary Dorcus Graham

They had 1 known child: Harriet M. "Hattie"

m [2] 20 Dec 1869 Sangamon Co., ILL
Harriet A. Gould

They had children -
Jay Harry 1873 ILL
Carrie B. 1875 NE
Cora E. 1876 NE m 5 Oct 1898 Oliver Dobson
Annie L. Jul 1879 b/d Hamilton Co., NE

m [3] ca1889 Lincoln Co., WA
Lucy McCann Dunn

They had children b Sprague, Lincoln Co., WA
Joseph b 25 Aug 1889
Bernard b Jan 1894
Elizabeth b Apr 1896
Wilhelmina b Mar 1899

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  • Maintained by: BluMoKitty
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 27 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14428959
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob O. Smith, Jr (11 Jul 1845–19 Sep 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14428959, citing Lake View Cemetery, Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by BluMoKitty (contributor 46830270) .