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Federal (USV)


Jacob H. Santo

(1840 - 1920)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old hospital attendant in Dauphin County, he enlisted there on 15 October 1861 and mustered as First Sergeant, Company H, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 November in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 1 January 1864, was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 15 April 1864, and was appointed First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the regiment on 15 January 1865. He mustered out with them on 27 July 1865.

References & notes

Service information from the History 1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/27/1840; Highspire, PA


01/23/1920; Dauphin County, PA; burial in East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA


1   Parker, Thomas H., History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V. ..., Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1869, pg. 668  [AotW citation 23209]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23210]