Jacob Bollinger


BirthMarch 6, 1842
DeathMarch 11, 1930
CemeteryHallam Community (Hallam)
Unit25th Wisconsin Infantry, Company G

Corporal Jacob Bollinger

Company G, 25th Wisconsin Infantry

Bollinger was born on March 6, 1842. He was residing in Waumandee (Buffalo County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 15, 1862. He served about 34 months and was discharged on June 7, 1865 at Crystal Springs, Maryland.

The 25th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at LaCrosse, Wisconsin on September 14, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 4-July 4, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Battle of Decatur (GA) (July 22, 1864). Regimental losses were 14 killed, 65 wounded, and 27 captured.

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Bollinger died on March 11, 1930 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Hallam Cemetery in Hallam (Lancaster County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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