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Federal (USV)


Richard Jobes

(? - 1909)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company D.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left forearm in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His forearm was amputated, but he survived the battle and the War. He transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on 2 December 1863, and was discharged 3 months later.

After the War

He made and sold cigars, was Postmaster of Suffield, and raised chickens.

References & notes

Basic information from Ingersoll1. See a fine post-War photograph of Jobes courtesy of John Banks, whose blog post on Jobes is the source of additional details here.


11/21/1909; Suffield, CT; burial in Zion's Hill Cemetery, Suffield, CT


1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pp. 647 - 663  [AotW citation 5508]