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J.G. Beaver

J.G. Beaver

Federal (USV)


Jacob Gilbert Beaver

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A clerk from Lewisburg, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry and mustered into service on 16 November 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 6 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed by gunshot to the face in action at the Rohrbach ("Burnside") Bridge at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a CDV in the Pennsylvania State Archives posted to Twitter in 2019 by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

He married Mollie Portius (1842-1934). He was brother to James Addams Beaver (1837-1917) who was Colonel of the 148th PA Infantry and later Governor of Pennsylvania (1887-1891).


06/23/1840; Millerstown, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Millerstown Memorial Cemetery, Perry County, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11543]