(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 19, he mustered into service as Private, Company G, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
Jacob Squires was shot through the head after the battle was practically over and died without a struggle.
The rest of the War
He was reinterred from his original burial at Weverton, MD to the National Cemetery in about 1867.
References & notes
09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11501]
2 Albert, Alan D., editor, and Comrades of the Regimental Association, History of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Williamsport (Pa): Grit Pub. Co., 1912, pg. 54 [AotW citation 23037]