He was born on 11 May 1839 (9; 2 (25 in 1864), 5 (43 in 1880)). He was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (2, 5).
When he enlisted, he was a far[mer] (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).
He was drafted (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 September 1864 (1, 3) or 27 September 1864 (2, 4 [8 Oct], 8 [8 Oct]). He enlisted for one year, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (2, 3). His enlistment was credited to the fourteenth congressional district (2, 3). He was a private in company C (1, 11, 12).
On 15 May 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 8).
In 1880, he was living in Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Elizabeth and children John, William, Catharine, and Mary (5). He was a farm laborer (5).
In 1890, he was living in Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania (post office: Perce [?] Mills) (4).
He again applied for a pension on 15 May 1909 (8).
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) (Jacob G Leedy)
2 company C, descriptive book, entry 127 (Jacob G Leedy)
3 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 41 (Jacob G Leedy)
4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 18, page  (Jacob G Ludy)
5 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Lack Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 144, microfilm series T9, film 1137, pages 509 A-B = 1-2 handwritten (Jacob E Leedy)
6 pension index, by name (Jacob G Leedy)
7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 27 May 1865 (Privt Leedy)
8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Jacob G Leedy)
9 Find a Grave, memorial 23076815, created by Anonymous, added 24 November 2007, accessed 13 March 2011 [identification is confirmed by reference on the memorial to his service in the 91st] (Jacob Leedy)
10 Pennsylvania death indices, 1913 ('Leedy, Jacob G.; 5114; Franklin Co.; Jan. 12.')
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob G Leedy)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob J Leedy)
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|name||Leedy Jacob E||_ Elizabeth||Leedy John||_ William||_ Catharine||_ Mary|
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|occupation||Farm laborer||Keeping house|
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