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Federal (USV)


Jacob Mower

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 131st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted in Northumberland County on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company C, 131st Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August 1862 in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was accidentally shot in the hand and died of his wounds at Sharpsburg, MD on 6 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Sharpsburg but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as Jacob Mawer. His service from Bates2 and his card files. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


10/06/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3855]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25212]