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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. III

(Born Md.)

Jacob H. Counselman

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1859, to June 11, 1863, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 11, 1863.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: on the March from Berlin, Md., to the Rapidan, July‑Sep., 1863, being engaged in Skirmishes near Brandy Station, Aug. 1‑4, — Culpeper C. H., Sep. 13,

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 1, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Brandy Station, Va.)

— Somerville, Sep. 14, — Robertson's Ford, Sep. 17, — and Liberty Mills, Sep. 20, 1863; in the Rapidan Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Oct. to Dec., 1863, being engaged in the Movement to Centreville, Oct. 12‑15, 1863, — and guarding Ely's Ford during Mine Run Operations, Nov. 25 to Dec. 4, 1873; on leave of absence, Dec. 24, 1863, to Jan. 1, 1864; in the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May 4‑14, 1864, on March towards Fredericksburg; in Operations about Petersburg, June,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Maryland Cavalry Volunteers, June 8, 1864)

1864, to Apr., 1865, being engaged in the Skirmish near Deep Bottom, Aug. 14, 1864, — Assault of Petersburg intrenchments, Aug. 16, 1864, —

(Bvt. Captain, Aug. 14, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services
in Action at Deep Bottom, Va.)

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Aug. 16, 1864)

Siege of Petersburg, Aug. 28 to Sep. 27, 1864, — Action on Darbytown Road, Oct. 7, 1864, — Skirmish at Fair Oaks, Oct. 27, 1864, — Battle of

(Bvt. Major, and Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Dinwiddie C. H., Mar. 31, 1865, — Battle of Five Forks, Apr. 1, 1865, — and various Skirmishes in Pursuit of the Insurgent Army, till its Capitulation at Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865; in Occupation of Lynchburg, Apr. 15, 1865; on leave of absence, May 2 to June 1, 1865; and in camp near Richmond, June to Aug., 1865, being Acting Asst. Inspector and Adjutant-General to Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Mackenzie, June‑July, 1865.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Aug. 8, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Slocum, D. C., Aug. to Oct., 1865, — Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., Oct. 1865, to May 14, 1868; on Courts Martial at New York city, to Mar. 18, 1869; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Mar. 14, 1871 (leave of absence to May 1, 1871), — Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to Dec. 26, 1871, — and Ft. Wood, N. Y., to Jan. 9, 1872; and on leave of absence to July 10, 1872.

Resigned, July 10, 1872.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Died, Feb. 21, 1875, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 35.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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