Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Frist Name Jacob, Civil War..

All the men named here has the first name of Jacob.  This page is to help you learn someting about your ancestor that you may not have known.  Many of the names here will have add information, to find out just drop me a line, and I will see what I can find.

Members of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry (or more familiarly known as the "( Anderson Cavalry"), who went to the front and were engaged in the battle of Murfreesborough.

Company I.

Jacob H. Isett, private, mustered in October 3, 1853.  Transfrred to Company K., date unknown. Company K., Sergeant, pomoted to Corporal, October 30, 1862, to Sergeant February 5, 1865.  Mustered out with company June 21, 1865.

Jacob B. Garber Jr., private, mustered in October 3, 1862.  Transfrred to Company C., date unknown.  Company C.., Corporal, mustered in August 22, 1862.  Promoted to Corporal, March 11, 1865.  Mustered out with company June 21, 1865.

Jacob W. Miller, private, mustered in October 10, 1862.  Transfrred to company K., date unknown.  Company K., Corporal, mustered in October 10, 1862.  Promoted to Corporal, March 15, 1865.  Mustered out with company June 21, 1865.

Company K.

Jacob R. Hewitt, Captain, mustered in November 30, 1863.  Promted from private, Anderson Troop, October 10, 1862.  Resigned February 27,1863.

Jacob Hewitt, private, mustered in August 30, 1862.  Transfrred to Company F., date unknown.  Company F., Bugler, mustered in August 30, 1862.  Mustered out with company June 3, 1865.

Company L.

Jacob E. Esbenshade, private, mustered in October 10, 1862.  Transfrred to Company C., date unknown.  Company C.  Mustered out with company June 21, 1865.

Jacob R. Moore, private, mustered in October 3, 1862.  Transfrred to Company K., date unknown.  Company K. Transfrred to Signal Corps., October 27, 1863.

The following men took the oath of allegiance and were allowed to volunteer and were trun over to Colonel Baldwin of the Fifty-Second Virginia, volunteers.

Jacob Quick
Jacob F. Semmes
Jacob Sinter
Jacob Wanger.

Fort Monroe, Va., September 25, 1862.

I. Before a general court-martial, of which Major General John J. Peck is president, convened at Yorktown, Va., pursuant to Paragraph III, Special Orders, Numbers 97, current series, from these headquarters, of September 11, 1862, was arraigned and tried-

Major JACOB P. WILSON, Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry, upon the following charges and specifications:

Charge I.- Misbehavior before the enemy.

Specification.-In this: That he, Jacob P. Wilson, a major in the Fifth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, in the service of the United States, while on duty with his regiment at or near Williamsburg, Va., did misbehaved himself before the enemy, and did shamefully abandon his post and command and run away. This at or near said Williamsburg, and between said Williamsburg and Yorktown, VA., on or about the 9th day of September, 1862.

CHARGE II.- Speaking words inducing others to misbehave themselves before the enemy and to run away and to shamefully abandon the post which he or they were commanded to defend.

Specification.- In this: That he, said Jacob P. Wilson, major as aforesaid, being stationed with his regiment at or near said Williamsburg, which post he and they were commanded to defend, did speak words induced members of his regiment, or some of them, to misbehave themselves before the enemy, to shamefully abandon said post, and to run away. This at or near Williamsburg, on or about September 9, 1862.

CHARGE III.- Cowardice.

Specification.- In this: That said Jacob P. Wilson, major as aforesaid, while stationed with his regiment at or near said Williamsburg, and before the enemy, did, in a cowardly manner, misbehave, abandon his post and command, and run away. This at or near Williamsburg, Va., on or about the 9th day of September, 1862.

PLEA.- Not guilty.


I. Upon careful consideration the court finds the accused, Major Jacob P. Wilson, Fifth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, "Not guilty," of each and all of the charges and specifications, and thereupon acquits him.

II. The proceedings and finding of the court are approved. Major Wilson will resume his sword and return to duty.

The encounter at Williamsburg, on which the charges against Major Wilson are founded, was, under all its aspects, most disgraceful to the regiment to which he belonged. The force of the enemy was certainly not superior to ours. The commanding officer had full notice of the intended attack and chose his own ground. The men behaved with becoming gallantry, the regiment broke, most of them ran away, some of the, as far as Yorktown, 13 miles from their camp. The colonel, 6 other officers, and nearly 60 enlisted men were taken prisoners; the camp was partially destroyed; they were not rallied until the enemy had retired; and the whole affair exhibited a want of organization and discipline utterly discreditable to the principal officers, who are responsible for the condition of the regiment. It can never regain its standing until this stain on its character is effaced by worthier conduct in the face of the enemy.

While the commanding general approves the finding of the court in acquitting Major Wilson of the charge of cowardice, the testimony shows that he might with propriety be brought before another court, on less serious charges of misconduct, and, if it is not though advisable to do so, it is only for the reason that so many others are as deeply involved as himself in the general delinquency.

III. The general court-martial, of which Major General John J. Peck is president, is dissolved.

Jacob Thompson was a rebel and was doing raids from Canada into the United States.
Note.  There is a lot more on him.

Numbers 2. Report of Lieutenant Jacob Van Antwerp, Eleventh Kansas Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS, Salina, August 17, 1864.

SIR: Six men left this place yesterday morning belonging to Company H, Seventh Iowa, for Fort Ellsworth. They got to Elm Creek about 4 p. m., when they were attacked by from 100 to 300 Indians, 4 of whom were killed, the other two got away. The messenger sent from here arrived at Woodward's ranch and returned with two men, coming in from the battle-field. I have just sent a detachment of ten men, under Lieutenant Booth, up the Republican, which took all the horses fit for duty, but I will send the dispatches through as soon as possible. Lieutenant Helliwell has not arrived here yet. As soon as he gets here I shall go out with all the available forces, as there is undoubtedly a large body of Indians between the Smoky Hill and Saline Rivers.
Yours, truly,

Fourth New Jersey Infantry, Company C.
For bravery and galltntry in rallying their men.

Corporal, Jacob Van Marter.
Private, Jacob L. Bozier.
Private, Jacob Mundin.

Jacob S. Dyer, in close confinement at Alton or Saint Louis, it was not known which.

The following-named officers and enlisted men of the U. S. Army have been duly exchanged as prisoners of war. 
At Port Royal Ferry, S. C., August 16, 1864.

Jacob Harbauer, Company A., Fourteenth Ohio, Infantry.

CAMP SUMTER, Andersonville, Ga.

Received from R. B. Winder, assistant quartermaster, this 1st day of July, 1864, the following lot of property belonging to Federal prisoners, to wit: Numbers 161, Jacob Metsger; silver watch, Numbers 14554.
H. WIRZ, Captain, Commanding Prison.
Robbing a Post Office.

Jacob Varner, who was tried by a U. S. court in Western Virginia and sentenced to imprisonment for robbing a post-office, and to request that you will submit the cases of this last-named man to the President with a view to his being pardoned by him as a necessary preliminary to his being exchanged for Captain Gramm and Lieutenant Wade.

Bridge burners captured in Georgia.

Jacob Parrott, 33rd., Regiment, Ohio, Volunteers, infantry, now in Hardin, Ohio.

Fifth Ohio, Infantry, wounded at the skirmish at Mud Creek.

Private, Jacob Fos, wounded in right shoulder, Co. I.
Private, Jacob Wittman, wounded with buckshot, in side, Co. K.

First Missouri, State Militia Cavalry.

Jacob Evans, Company H., wounded in face mortally.

27th., New York Battery.

July 4, 1864, private Jacob Shick, died at Columbia Hospital, Washington, of disease.

Twentieth Ohio, infantry.

Private [Jacob] Cauter, of Company A, seeing a good opportunity for a shot after the regiment with which that company was serving was ordered to cease firing, asked permission; Lieutenant Weatherby, walking the length of the regiment, obtained permission, and Cauter fired his shot, the only one fired by the company until order was given to resume.

Fourth Michigan, cavalry in the capture of Jefferson Davis.

Private Jacob E. Nunn.
Sergeant Jacob N. Trask.
Private Jacob D. Newth.

147th., Pennsylvania, Veteran Volunteers.

Captain Jacob P. Kreider for their coolness and cheering influence with the men at a time when, to judge from the mass of disorganized men rushing to the rear

Numbers 132. Report of Captain Jacob Miller, Sixteenth Kentucky Infantry, of operations December 15-16, 1864.

Spring Hill, Tenn., December 22, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to make the following report of the part my regiment took in the movement of the army on the 15th and 16th instant:

On the 16th [15th] instant, at 6.30 a.m., we moved from our camp in rear of our works, on the right of the Franklin pike, and formed column, by division, en masse with the brigade. Soon after orders were received, and we moved to the right of our line, where our regiment again formed line of battle, the One hundred and fourth Ohio and Twelfth Kentucky resting in our front. At 12 m. it was evident that a move was being made to the right. At 1 p.m. orders were again received, and we continued our movement slowly to the right. At 4 p.m. we again formed line of battle for the purpose of supporting the Third Brigade of the Second Division, which at the time was advancing a short distance to the right and about 100 yards to the front. Soon the rattle of musketry was heard, and we were ordered forward on double-quick to form on their right and rear, their right having become hotly pressed. Night coming on the Third Brigade, Second Division, was withdrawn and we moved forward and took position on the line they had occupied, with our right resting on the Twelfth Kentucky and left on the One hundredth Ohio.

By direction of Colonel Doolittle, commanding brigade, we constructed a line of earth-works during the night to protect our front. During the whole time we were constructing our works the enemy's sharpshooters, a few hundred yards in our front, and immediately in front of works they were at the same time constructing, kept up a constant firing. On the morning of the 16th no change on the part of the enemy in our front was visible, only that they had finished their works, some 400 yards distant, which looked very formidable. The sharpshooters continued their firing, at 8.30 o'clock one man of Company D, while coming from the rear of the works, was struck in the left hip, causing a severe flesh wound. We remained in this position until 3 p.m., when we were ordered to charge and occupy the enemy's works in our immediate front, which we did, driving the enemy's skirmishers before us and their artillerists from their guns, who were just in the act of charging them with canister. Night coming on, we encamped some 200 yards to the left and rear of the enemy's works, constructing a line of earth-works.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JACOB MILLER,Captain, Commanding Sixteenth Kentucky Veteran Volunteer Infantry.

Tenth Virginia Infantry.

Captain Jacob H. Kibler, Company F., killed May 2, 1863.

Two Hundred Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Major Jacob Rehrer, Two hundred Pennsylvania Volunteers, as brevet lieutenant-colonel for gallant and meritorious services in the assault upon the enemy's lines in front of Fort Sedgwick April 2, 1865.

Numbers 34. Report of Major Jacob Glass, Thirty-second Indiana Infantry.

CAMP NEAR MANCHESTER, June 30, 1863. GENERAL: I have the honor to report to you about the engagements my regiment had with the enemy.I left Camp Drake with my regiment at about 7 a.m., June 24, 1863, with the rest of the brigade, taking the road leading toward Liberty Gap. On the arrival of the brigade in the gap, about 2 p.m., I was ordered to send Companies A and B, of my regiment, out as skirmishers, to lengthen the lines of the Forty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and to connect with the left wing of the Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which I did, and sent Captain W. G. Mank, of Company A, to take command of those two companies. Those two companies were advancing on the enemy in double-quick time, driving the rebels before them, and took possession of the first steep hill, before occupied by the enemy. Both parties kept up a lively fire until Companies A and B were out of ammunition, at about 4 p.m., when I sent Companies G, H, I, and K to the front, to relieve the former. Those four companies, G, H, I, and K, deployed in strong skirmish line, and rapidly advanced toward the enemy, who were falling back, leaving their camp equipage behind. The rest of the regiment was lying in reserve, in the center of the brigade.

The loss of the regiment, in killed and wounded, was as follows on the 24th day of June: Company A, 1 enlisted man killed and 5 wounded; Company B, 1 enlisted man killed and 3 wounded.

At nightfall I was ordered to rally my regiment and march into camp. Next morning, on the 25th day of June, at 6.30 a.m., I relieved the Sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteers on picket. From about 9 a.m. my whole line of pickets was annoyed by rebel sharpshooters, to which I paid but little attention until about 2 p.m., when the fire of the enemy became stronger on the right wing, occupied by Companies I and K, and the center, occupied by Companies F, G, and H, of the regiment. I doubled my line. At about 3 p.m. the enemy made a charge on the right wing of my command, but was checked by Companies I and K, and I ordered them to advance toward the enemy in a left wheel, which they executed gallantly, by which movement the enemy was compelled to fall back, as those two companies brought their fire right on the left flank of the enemy, which was covered by a house, from which position my center had to suffer a great deal. During that time the whole of my regiment was engaged until about 6 p.m., when some companies of my regiment were out of ammunition, and at which time the Fifteenth Regiment came up to relieve my regiment. I came out with my regiment with a loss as follows, on the 25th of June, 1863; Company A, 1 enlisted man wounded; Company G, 1 enlisted man wounded; Company I, 3 enlisted men killed and 7 wounded, and Company K, 2 enlisted men killed and 2 wounded.

It would be wrong for me to mention any man for his bravery, as all the officers and men behaved themselves very gallantly, and every one has done his duty as a soldier.
JACOB GLASS, Major, Commanding Thirty-second Regiment Indiana Volunteers.

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