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Federal (USV)


Jacob Schneider

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old brass finisher in Roxbury, MA, he mustered as Private in Company F, 5th Massachusetts Infantry for three months on 1 May 1861 and mustered out on 31 July in Boston. He reenlisted and mustered as Private, Company C, 20th Massachusetts Infantry on 17 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds later in September, date not given, at the US Army field hospital at Smoketown, MD. He was reinterred from his original burial at Smoketown to the new National Cemetery in 1866 or 1867.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.1 Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,2 which has him as Jacob Snyder. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


09/1862 Smoketown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 521  [AotW citation 20710]

2   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4196]