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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Jacob Samuel Sheets

(1842 - 1922)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 52nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old farmhand in Augusta County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 52nd Virginia Infantry on 31 July 1861 in Staunton, VA. He reenlisted on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in the left leg and captured at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864, and his leg was amputated the next day. He was treated in the West Building Hospital, Baltimore, MD and then held at Point Lookout, MD. He was exchanged on 20 February 1865 and then hospitalized in Richmond in March. He was paroled 5 June 1865 at Staunton, VA.

After the War

He lived in Rockbridge County, VA and was a farmer, carpenter, and canal engineer.

References & notes

Service from Driver1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

07/25/1842; Augusta County, VA

Death

02/27/1922 Augusta County, VA; burial in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mount Sidney, VA

Notes

1   Driver, Robert J., 52nd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard Inc., 1986  [AotW citation 18759]