|Birth||May 20, 1843|
|Death||Aug. 20, 1934|
|Unit||104th Illinois Infantry, Company G|
Corporal Jacob F Diehl
Company G, 104th Illinois Infantry
Diehl was born in Ohio on May 20, 1843. He was residing in Farm Ridge (LaSalle County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 12, 1862. He was mustered on August 27, 1862 and went on to serve 2 years and 9 months. He was discharged on June 6, 1865 at Washington DC.
The 104th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Ottawa, Illinois on August 27, 1862. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Hartsville (TN) (December 7, 1862). The regiment’s most costly engagement. Losses were 25 killed and 27 wounded. The entire regiment was captured and returned to Camp Douglas, Illinois where it was formally paroled.
Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-21, 1863).
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 24, 1864).
Battle of Atlanta (GA) (July 22, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864). Regimental losses were 16 killed and 5 wounded.
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 20-21, 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).
Diehl died on August 20, 1934 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Nelson Cemetery in Nelson (Nuckolls County), Nebraska. Diehl was a member of the Thomas Post (#15) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Nelson.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.