(1843 - 1927)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
An 18 year old farmer on his father's place in the Dutch Fork in the Lexington District, he enlisted as Private, Company I, 15th South Carolina Infantry, about 1 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
After the War
Commonly known as West or Wesley, he was a farmer at Saluda, Lexington County for most of his life, to at least 1910. There were still at least 3 other Amick farms nearby that year. He had retired and was living with his daughter Elizabeth and her family in Newberry County by 1920.
References & notes
His service from the Roll,1 as J. Wesley Amick, and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Harriet Sarah Moore (1840-1919) after the war and they had 4 children.
Joseph W. Amick, the same age as Jacob, lived on one of the 4 Amick farms near Jacob and his family in the Dutch Fork in 1860, and was also a member of Company I. Their records seem to be occasionally confused. There were at least 10 Amicks in that Company.
05/08/1843; Lexington District, SC
03/27/1927; Saluda, SC; burial in Macedonia Cemetery, Prosperity, SC