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Federal (USV)


Jacob Kelsch

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 27, he enlisted in Company B, 20th New York Infantry on 3 May 1861 in New York City. He as promoted to Corporal on 11 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in Maryland with his Company.

The rest of the War

He died, probably of disease, at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 30 October 1862. He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1, which notes his last name also found as Kolsch and Kelsh. Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 12 November 1862.


c. 1834


10/30/1862 Hagerstown, MD


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, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 73  [AotW citation 17645]