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Federal (USV)


Jacob Squires

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

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

Service information from Bates1. The quote above from the History.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


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]