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Federal (USV)


Jacob Coleman De Putron


(1843 - 1926)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 71st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Enlisted in Company E, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 May 1861.

On the Campaign

Probably present at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Discharged with Company at expiration of service on 2 July 1864.

After the War

He was the Republican candidate for Commonwealth's Attorney in 1870, and a clerk in the Pension Office, Department of the Interior in the 1870s and 80s. Later a prominent resident of Falls Church, VA; the house he built there in 1893-94 is still in use (2014). He's listed in the real estate business on F Street in Washington DC (1903) and as a lawyer with offices on Louisiana Avanue (1906) in Boyd's Directory of the District of Columbia. He was still practacing law at least to 1919.

References & notes

Service dates from Bates1. Life dates and further details from family genealogists and his gravesite on Findagrave. His presence at Antietam from local lore. His Pension Office appointment in the Register of the Department of the Interior (1881). His house's history found in Charles A. Stewart's A Virginia Village (1904) [reprint online].


01/04/1843; Philadelphia, PA


01/29/1926; Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13175]