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Corp Jacob Breon

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Corp Jacob Breon

  • Birth 16 Jan 1838 Green Grove, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 25 Aug 1864 Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Plot A-1063
  • Memorial ID 70151236

Name: Jacob Breon
Residence: Martinsburg, Iowa
Age at enlistment: 24
Enlistment Date: 8 Nov 1862
Rank at enlistment: 7th Corpl
State Served: Iowa
Was POW?: Yes
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Iowa 36th Infantry Regiment on 27 Aug 1862.
Promoted to Full 4th Corporal on 20 Nov 1863.
Promoted to Full 6th Corporal on 08 Aug 1863.
Mustered out on 25 Aug 1864 at Tyler, TX.

Birth Date: abt 1838
Sources: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion

Jacob and his brother John were both in the
36th Iowa Infantry and were captured along with most of the regiment at the
Battle of Marks' Mills, Arkansas, on April 25, 1864. The prisoners were taken
to the Camp Ford POW camp northeast of Tyler, Texas. John Breon died on
September 19, 1864, and Jacob died on August 25, 1864. They were originally
buried in the prison cemetery. In about 1867, the Quartermaster Department
supervised the reinterral of the deceased prisoners to the National Cemetery at
Pineville, Louisiana, which is across the Red River from Alexandria, La.. Jacob
is buried in Plot A-1063, and John is buried in Plot A-1033.

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  • Created by: JFJN
  • Added: 20 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70151236
  • Kirk Robert Sellman
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Jacob Breon (16 Jan 1838–25 Aug 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70151236, citing Alexandria National Cemetery, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by JFJN (contributor 46976255) .