SERVICE & PENSION RECORD DATA

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Jacob C. Eckes

Private, Company D

Tenth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Service Record Data

Jacob C. Eckes, Age 20 years, joined for duty and enrolled at Weston, 9 February 1862

Company Muster-in Roll Weston, Virginia 17 March 1862

17 March to 30 April 1862 – Present
May & June 1862 – Present
18 Aug 1862 – Present
18 Aug to 31 Aug 1862 – Present
Sept & Oct 1862 – Present
Nov & Dec 1862 – Present
Jan & Feb 1863 – Present
10 Apr 1863 Special Muster Roll – Present
10 Apr to 30 Apr 1863 Muster Roll – Present
May & Jun 1863 – Present
Jul & Aug 1863 – Present
Sep & Oct 1863 – Present
Nov & Dec 1863 – Present
Jan & Feb 1864 – Present
Mar & Apr 1864 – Present
May & June 1864 – Present
July & Aug 1864 – Present
30 Sep to 31 Oct 1864 – Absent, Wounded in action, Cedar Creek, 13 Oct 1864
In Hospital at Winchester, Virginia
At General Hospital, Grafton, West Virginia on 2 Nov 1864
Nov & Dec 1864 – Present
Furlough 5 Nov for 15 days
Returned to duty 23 Nov 1864
Muster-out Roll 16 Mar 1865 at Chapin’s Farm, Virginia

Pension Record Data

Soldier’s Certificate No. 259,261

Pension No. 232,254

Description at enlistment: height 5″ 7″, complexion fair, eyes grey; hair dark; occupation farmer; born 15 September 1842 at Lewis County, Virginia.

Jacob married Lucy Henderson on 6 November 1867 at French Creek – by Rev. Farris.

Jacob died 16 March 1927 and was being paid $65. per month veteran’s pension at the time of his death.

Children’s birth dates:

Agatha Madge – 15 August 1868
Elizabeth Louisa – 23 July 1870
Ben Franklin – 19 March 1873
Mollie Floride – 04 July 1875
Luella Catherine – 27 August 1879
Edgar DeWitt Talmadge – 19 March 1887

On the 13th day of October 1864 while in battle near Strasburg, Virginia on Cedar Creek, Jacob was disabled by a bombshell bursting so near him that it broke the skin in front & bursted the rim of his belly on account of which his entrails bulge out whenever he exerts himself in any manner & also a huge piece of same shell struck him on left hip causing weakness of hip and back.

Pleasant Lankford and James Turner, both of the Tenth West Virginia, were with him at the time of his wounding at Strasburg and provided evidence of that fact for his invalid pension application. Pleasant Lankford assisted him to the creek, until Uriah Rexroad of the Fifteenth W.Va Vol. Infantry took him out from there. Jacob was in the hospital in Winchester and returned to his company in the following month. He was also treated at the Jarvis hospital in Baltimore and the Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia for chronic cattarrah of head which was contracted through exposure.

Jacob and Lucy Eckess moved from Upshur County, West Virginia to Dinsmore, Duval County, Florida in 1909.

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Updated 11 April 2011