|Birth||May 10, 1936|
|Death||July 1, 1935|
|Unit||158th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E|
Corporal Jacob Hursh
Company E, 158th Pennsylvania Infantry (Drafted Militia)
Hursh (also spelled Horsh) was born in Maryland on May 10, 1836. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on November 1, 1862. Hursh served about 9 months. He was discharged August 12, 1863 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
The 158th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on November 1, 1862. The unit was sent to Suffolk, Virginia and spent the next several months in Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. In mid-1863 (July 11-24, 1863) it was involved in the pursuit of Confederate General Robert E. Lee after the Battle of Gettysburg. The regiment was mustered out on August 12, 1863 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
He grew up in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He moved to Nebraska in 1880 and lived in Eagle until he moved to the Old Soldiers Home in Milford, Nebraska.
Jacob Hursh died on July 1, 1935 at the age of 99 years. He is buried in Eagle Cemetery in Eagle (Cass County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.