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Federal (USV)


Jacob Spidal

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 35 year old farmer in Gambles Post Office, he enlisted in West Newton on 24 June 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company F, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 10 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 16 January 1863 for wounds.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File,2 as Jacob Spidel.


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11217]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22911]