4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2021 12:01 PM by Marcus Bacher

    Seeking Civil War Pension File for Jacob Weaver, PA

    Thomas Maher Newbie

      Civil War pension records for Corporal Jacob Weaver Pennsylvania regiment 135 Company G  ?

        • Re: Seeking Civil War Pension File for Jacob Weaver, PA
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



          Additionally, if you have any additional information such as DOB, place of birth maybe could narrow down if this is not your guy. Just looking PA has about 23 different Jacob Weavers. Very common name.


          Here is some information not sure if this pension index card is who your looking for but maybe you know who his wife is? Please see wife's name on pension record. please see where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32280597/jacob-j-weaver


            • Re: Seeking Civil War Pension File for Jacob Weaver, PA
              Thomas Maher Newbie

              Jacob L Weaver born Sept 12, 1831 from Clarion County

                • Re: Seeking Civil War Pension File for Jacob Weaver, PA
                  Elliot Schneider Ranger



                  Here is some information on a Jacob Weaver from Clarion County he did not survive the war. Looks like he died 1862 and here is where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2600358/jacob-lehman-weaver


                  1860s Census from Clarion County:


                  Name:Jacob Weaver
                  Birth Year:abt 1831
                  Birth Place:Pennsylvania
                  Home in 1860:Callensburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania
                  Post Office:Callensburg
                  Dwelling Number:10
                  Family Number:10
                  Real Estate Value:300
                  Personal Estate Value:75
                  Household MembersAge
                  Jacob Weaver29
                  Eliza J Weaver23
                  Phoebe J Weaver3
                  Lea A Weaver2
                  Nancy E Weaver10/12


                  Name:Jacob Weaver
                  Death Date:15 Jun 1862
                  Interment Date:15 Jun 1862
                  Interment Place:New York, USA
                  Cemetery Address:625 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn , NY 11208
                  Cemetery:Cypress Hills National Cemetery
                  Plot:Section 4 Site 88
                  Notes:Pvt Us Army



                  Pennsylvania Wills and Probate:





                  Name:Jacob Weaver
                  Enlistment Age:31
                  Birth Date:abt 1830
                  Enlistment Date:7 Sep 1861
                  Enlistment Place:Clarion County, Pennsylvania
                  Enlistment Rank:Private
                  Muster Date:7 Sep 1861
                  Muster Place:Pennsylvania
                  Muster Company:A
                  Muster Regiment:103rd Infantry
                  Muster Regiment Type:Infantry
                  Muster Information:Enlisted
                  Rank Change Rank:Corpl
                  Transfer date:3 Jan 1862
                  Transfer From Unit:A
                  Transfer To Unit:G
                  Casualty Date:31 May 1862
                  Casualty Place:Fair Oaks, Virginia
                  Type of Casualty:Wounded
                  Muster Out Date:25 Jun 1862
                  Muster Out Information:died wounds
                  Side of War:Union
                  Survived War?:No
                  Was POW?:Yes
                  Residence Place:Clarion County, Pennsylvania
                  Notes:1862-06-23 Surgery, Leg amputated
                  Title:History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865; A History of the 103rd Pennsylvania Volunteers; The Hardluck Regiment: The Pennsylvania 103rd by Ron Gancas

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              • Re: Seeking Civil War Pension File for Jacob Weaver, PA
                Marcus Bacher Adventurer

                Dear Mr. Maher,


                Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


                The majority of Civil War pension files in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) are in the custody of the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1). To request a search and order copies of military pension application files based on Federal (not State or Confederate) service during the Civil War, please complete a NATF Form 85 and and mail it to Archival Operations Washington D.C., Form 85 – Pension, National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001. 


                Also, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes a file unit for [Pennsylvania] Weaver, Jacob - 103rd Infantry, Company G,A which has been digitized and available using the Catalog. An index card indicates that there is a service record for him in the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in Record Group 94 but his service record has not been digitized. To request a copy of his non-digitized service record, please download the NATF Form 86, fill it out to the best of your knowledge, and mail the completed forms to the address listed on the form. Please include a copy of the file unit from the Index. For more information see Requesting Copies of Older (pre-WWI) Military Service Records.


                For more information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov.


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                We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

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