Jacob Frank(c. 1830 - 1862)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
"In the 1860 census, Jacob Frank was listed as a 29 year old German immigrant living in Galveston. He was not married and gave his occupation as ģMerchantī, although he did not own any property. A young Jewish man seeking opportunity in Texas, Frank joined the First Texas Infantry in the spring of 1862. He likely joined in anticipation of the imminent Conscription Act and to improve his economic and social status. Upon his enlistment in Houston on April 1, 1862, he received a $50 bounty from Confederate recruiting officer Lieutenant W.A. Bedell".
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. Quote above from Nicholas Roland's post Texans at Antietam on the Not Even Past blog from UT Austin.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143 [AotW citation 1568]
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