|Birth||March 22, 1844|
|Death||Jan. 19, 1940|
|Unit||58th Indiana Infantry, Company E|
Private Jacob D Engleman
Company E, 58th Indiana Infantry
Engleman was born in Milltown (Crawford County), Indiana on September 28, 1846. He was living Delectable Hill (Pike County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on May 8, 1864. Engleman served about 15 months before being mustered out on July 25, 1865.
The 58th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Princeton and Indianapolis between November 12 and December 22, 1861. Engleman would have joined the unit in the final stages of the War. During his enlistment, the regiment was part of several major battles and military operations. Some of the include:
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Pursuit of General Hood (AL) (October 1864).
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).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
The 58th Indiana Infantry was assigned to the bridging duties during the “March to the Sea” and the Campaign of the Carolinas.
Engleman died on February 8, 1937 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Litchfield Cemetery in Litchfield (Sherman County), Nebraska. Englemen was one of the last members of the Perryville Post (#231) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Litchfield.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.