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Federal (USV)


Jacob Jauck

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted on 1 May 1861 in Buffalo, NY to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company I, 21st New York Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on 14 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right knee or ankle in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army General Hospital (GH) in Frederick, MD on 1 October 1862, sent to GH#1 there on 9 January 1863 and to GH#3 on 6 March, and transferred out on 20 May 1863. He was discharged for disability on 12 June 1863 at Fort Schuyler, NY.

After the War

In 1870 he was a boot and shoe maker in Buffalo.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 also as Jacob Jouck, and his New York Muster Roll Extract, online from fold3, with Antietam wound detail from the Chronicles,2 as Jacob Junck. Hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Jacob Jaunch and Jacob Janch. His occupation from the Buffalo City Directory (1870).


c. 1840 in GERMANY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 238  [AotW citation 28240]

2   Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 294  [AotW citation 28241]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #60 and 606  [AotW citation 28242]