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Federal (USV)


Jacob Spotts

(c. 1828 - 1900)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 34, he enlisted in Reading on 5 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company A, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Harrisburg, PA and was still absent when his Company mustered out on 19 May 1863. He had recovered enough to enlist again, on 9 July 1863 in Company A, 47th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia. They mustered out on 14 August 1863, after the invasion danger was past.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1828


04/11/1900; burial in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Reading, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11196]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23989]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 398  [AotW citation 23990]