Jacob Alkire soldier of the 36th Ohio Volunteer infantryi in the Union Army.
“We are engaged in a great debate between those who believe that they have the freedom to live off the slavery of others and those that believe that no man can enjoy his liberty while others live in slavery.”
Jacob C. Alkire (Fictional Quote)
- Born 11/20/1836 Miegs County, Ohio.
- Died 1/23/1865 Miegs County, Ohio.
- Light complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, 6.
- Entered service 8/27/1861 as a Private in Co. H. in the 36th Ohio Infantry.
- Enlisted by Captain M. S.Wilson.
- Arrived at Salisbury Grace camp 3/3/1862
- Prisoner of War 5/23/1862 Engagement at Fort Royal, Virginia.
- Arrived at Richmond, Virginia on May 31, 1862.
- Paroled at Aikiins Lodge on 9/13/1862.
- Rejoined Unit soon after.
- Disability discharge as Corporal 8/23/1864.
- Received Certificate of Discharge on 8/24/1864.
- Survived by Brother Isaac Alkire.
- Buried in the Shipment Cemetery near Harrisville. Megs County, Ohio.
- Great Great Uncle to Eric James Wolf
Battle Honors of the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
- August 28-30. 2nd Bull Run
- September 14 South Mountain
- September 16-17. Antietam
- June 24-26. Hoover’s Gap
- August 16-September 22. Chickamauga Campaign
- September 19-21. Chickamauga, Ga.
- September 24-November 23. Chattanooga
- October 27. Brown’s Ferry.
- Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Chattanooga
- May 9. Cloyd’s Mountain
- May 26-July 1. Lynchburg
- June 17-18. Lynchburg
- August 24. Summit Point
- September 3. Berryville
- September 19. Winchester
- September 22. Fisher’s Hill
- October 19. Cedar Creek