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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Jacob F Yeager

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    101st Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Buzzard's Roost, Georgia, USA
Citation
Seized a shell with fuse burning that had fallen in the ranks of his company and threw it into a stream, thereby probably saving his comrades from injury.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 3, 1897
  • Born: January 27, 1841, New Texas, Lehigh County, PA, United States
  • Died: November 13, 1909
  • Buried: Greenlawn Cemetery (MH) (27-10), Tiffin, OH, United States
 

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