91st PA: Jerome B Jacobs

Jerome B Jacobs

Before the war

He was born in 1820/21 (4 (43 in 1864), 6 [51 in ?1885], 9 [54 in ?1888], 10 [54 in ?1888], 12 [55 in ?1890]). He was born in Pennsylvania (6, 9, 10, 12).

During the war

He was a recruit (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private, for three years, on 27 March 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 4, 5 [Feb 64]). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Gregory, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Hilderburn (2). He was a private in company E (1, 2, 14).

He was wounded in the hand on 8 May 1864 at Laurel Hill, Virginia (1, 2, 4, 5, 11).

He was discharged, at US General Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, on 5 June 1865, by War Department general order (1, 3, 4 [1 Jun 65], 5 [Feb 65], 8). He had served for fifteen months (6, 9, 10, 12). He was a private, in company E (14).

He also served as a carpenter in the US Navy (6). He had served for twenty-four months (6).

He also served in the US Marine Corps (9, 12). He served for 96 months (9, 10, 12).

After the war

On 27 October 1885, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (6). He had a wounded left hand, and was receiving a pension of $6 per month (6).

On 20 March 1886, he was discharged from the Northwest Branch of the National Soldiers Home (6).

On 27 March 1886, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 13).

On 21 January 1888, he was admitted to the National Soldiers Home (9, 10, 12). He was present in the Southern Branch in 1889 (10). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (9, 10, 12). He had a gunshot wound in his left hand (9, 10). He was receiving a pension of $6 per month (9, 10).

He was discharged from the Southern Branch of the National Soldiers Home on 11 June 1888 (9).

In 1890, he was living at the National Soldiers Home, Southern Branch, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia (5, 12). He had had a gunshot wound to his left hand (5, 12). He was receiving a pension of $8 per month (12).

He died on 3 October 1890 (13).

On 10 October 1890, his widow, Elizabeth Jacobs, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 13).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 144 [the description is blank] (Jerome B Jacobs)

3 company E, register of men discharged, number 51 (Jerome B Jacobs)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 24 May 2004 (Jerome B Jacobs)

5 1890 US census, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, page 2, line 26 (Jerome B Jacobs)

6 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1886. Serial Set volume 2488, session volume 1, 49th Congress, 2nd Session, House Miscellaneous Document 1, pages 195 and 214 (Jerome B Jacobs)

7 pension index, by name (Jerome B Jacobs)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1865 (Jacobs)

9 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting his report for the fiscal year 1888. Serial Set volume 2654, session volume 1, 50th Congress, 2d Session. House Miscellaneous Document 35. Pages 205, 227. (Jerome B Jacobs)

10 Letter from the President of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, transmitting the report of the Board for the fiscal year 1889. Serial Set volume 2768, session volume 9, 51st Congress, 1st Session. House Miscellaneous Document 77. Pages 312, 339. (J B Jacobs)

11 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Jerome B Jacobs)

12 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1890. Serial Set volume 2869, session volume 1, 51st Congress, 2nd Session. House Miscellaneous Document 38] (Jerome B Jacobs)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Jerome B Jacobs)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jerome B Jacobs)

1890 census, veterans' schedule

[1890 US census, Veterans schedule, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, page 2]
[line] 26
[house]
[family]
[name] Jacobs Jerome B
[rank] Priv
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Feb 1864
[discharge date] Feb 1865
[length of service] 1 year, [blank] months, [blank] days
[post office address] Nat. Soldiers Home Virginia
[disability incurred] G.S. wound left hand
[remarks]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 June 2014, from Fold3]


Jacobs, Jerome B.
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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