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Federal (USV)


Jacob Gilbert Beaver

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A clerk from Lewisburg, he mustered into service in Company H on 16 November 1861 as 2nd Lieutenant. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 6 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/23/1840; Millerstown, PA


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Millerstown Memorial Cemetery, Perry County, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11543]