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Confederate (CSV)


Jacob T. Forrest

(1840 - 1906)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Washington County, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company K, 37th Virginia Infantry on 22 April 1861 in Abingdon, VA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the shoulder in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and held at Fort Delaware. He was released 20 June 1865 - two days before his 25th birthday - after taking the oath of allegiance.

After the War

He was still living in Virginia at the 1880 US Census, but applied for a Tennessee veteran's pension in Knox County in or after 1891.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database. His Sharpsburg wound detail from an "improved" casualty list published in the Abingdon Virginian of 10 October 1862. His pension from Arthur Wylie's Tennessee Confederate Pensions (index, 2014). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His full name may be Jacob Teeter Forrest.




01/18/1906; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21805]