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Federal (USV)


John Wesley Jacobus

(c. 1843 - )
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 18 years. Enlisted August 12, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Private, Company A, to serve two years.

The remainder of the War:
He mustered out with his company May 20, 1863.

After the War:
In the cartage business, he was elected to the NY Board of Aldermen in 1877 and served three terms. In 1883 he was a tax assessor in New York City. By 1890 he was US Marshall for the southern district of New York. Active in the Grand Army of the Republic, he was a candidate for Commander in NY in 1884. He was appointed special Aide-de-Camp at the annual State encampment and as an alternate representative to the National camp in 1918. He was a trustee of the West Side Savings Bank, NYC, in 1919. In 1920 he was listed as the President of Jacobus Trucking.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from State of New York1. His presence on the Campaign from Graham2. Further details from New York newspapers, city directories, legislative & legal records, and family genealogists.

More on the Web:
A drawing (1880s?) of him is in the collection of the NY Public Library. WorldCat lists a report called Phrenological Character of John W. Jacobus: given at Fowler & Wells' phrenological cabinet, Sept. 23, 1908 / by J.A. Fowler, Practical Phrenologist at the University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library.

Birth State: NY    


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 692  [AotW citation 12612]

2   Graham, Matthew John, The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), New York: E.P. Coby & Company, Printers, 1900, pg. 313  [AotW citation 12613]

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