Slater, Jacob Haines
Jacob Slater was born in Nassau, Rensselaer Co., NY on March 17, 1844, a son of Frederick Slater and Margaret Haines.His family came to Westerlo before 1850, and his father was married to Jerusha Lobdell.
In 1860, at age 16, Jacob was working on the Lawrence family farm.
|Place of Birth:||Nassau, Rensselaer Co.|
|Date of Birth:||17 March 1844|
|Names of Parents:||Frederick (Slater) and Margaret Haines|
|Enlistment Date:||2 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Westerlo, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Promotion Date:||9 March 1864|
|Wounded in Action on:||16 June 1864|
|Wounded at:||Petersburg, VA|
|Died of Wounds on:||7 Jul 1864|
|Place of Death:||Emory Hospital, Washington, DC|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18. "Promoted to Corp Feb 1864. Was in all the engagements of the Army of the Potomac from the Crossing of the Rapidan to the Battle of Pettersburg then receiving a wound in his left arm and died from the affects of it at Washington July 7, 1864."
Born in Westerlo, NY, Age 18 years, Farmer, Black eyes, Black hair, Dark complexion, 5'6-1/2" tall.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Additional Research Notes
“Corporal Jacob H. Slater, of Westerlo; born March 17, 1844. Enlisted in Company K, Seventh Regiment, August 2, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal February, 1864, and was in all the engagements of the Army of the Potomac, from the crossing of the Rapidan till the battle of Petersburg. There he received a wound in his left arm, and died from the effects of it at Washington, July 7, 1864.”
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Ancestry Military Databases
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases