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Birth: Nov. 9, 1840, North Royalton, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Death: Apr. 25, 1927, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota.
Wife: Sarah Lewis Searles (1845 - 1930).
Children: Lewis Tozer Searles (1870 - 1926), Erskine Searles (1880 - 1880), Julius Bronson Searles (1881 - 1882).
*Burial: Lakeside Cemetery Hastings Dakota County Minnesota,
*Jasper Searles was originally interred at Fairview Cemetery in Stillwater...his body was reinterred in May of 1930 at Lakeside.
Enlisted in Company H, Minnesota 1st Infantry Regiment on 29 Apr 1861. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 17 Sep 1862.Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 10 Jan 1862. Promoted to Full Captain on 07 Oct 1863.Mustered out on 04 May 1864.
It was at Harrison's Landing that the ambulances of the army were witth drawn from the direct but irregular oversight of the medical corps of the army, and organized into an Ambulance Corps, under officers assigned to that service. On the separate organization of this service Second Lieutenant Searles of Co. H was assigned to command the Ambulance Corps of the First Brigade, Second Divison, Second Army Corps.*
*This officer was employed in so many different positions, both with and detached from the regiment that it will be well to note them here.
On being appointed Second Lieutenant at Camp Stone, Jan. 10, 1862, he was appointed Acting Quartermaster of the regiment when it broke camp to accompany General Banks up the Shenandoah in the spring of 1882, and continued in that position until just before the battle of Fair Oaks, when he rejoined his company and there remained through the battles of Fair Oaks, Peach rchard, Savage's Station, White Oak Swamp, Glendale and Mal vern Hill.
At Harrison's Landing he was assigned, as already stated, to command the Ambulance Corps of the brigade and continued in that position until July 8, 1863, when he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company K and assigned to command the Ambulance Corps of the Second Division, Second Army Corps. He remained in that position until the regiment was sent to New York City during the riots, when he acted as adjutant of the regiment until the regiment rejoined