Ziba J Jagger

DeathApril 5, 1937
CemeteryPeckham (Lincoln Co)
PostMartin (Gothenburg)
Unit29th Indiana Infantry, Company A

Corporal Ziba J Jagger

Company A, 29th Indiana Infantry

Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC)

Jagger was born in 1839. One Civil War source indicates that he was born in 1840 and a second source reflects a 1837 date. According to Indiana records, he was 22 years old at the time of his enlistment in 1861. That would verify the 1839 date of birth. He was residing in Angola (Steuben County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 27, 1861. Jagger was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) on January 1, 1864. The reason(s) for his transfer was not available. The VRC was established for soldiers that had been wounded, injured, or suffering from disease/illness. The members were assigned to light duties which freed up able-bodied soldiers for front line duties.

The 29th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Laporte, Indiana on August 27, 1861. During Jagger’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles. Some of them include:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 12 killed and 17 wounded during 2 days of fighting.

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). Regimental losses were 15 killed, 5 wounded, 29 were captured, and 10 reported missing during the 2 day battle.

Jagger died on April 5, 1937. He is buried in the Peckham Cemetery in Lincoln County, Nebraska. Jagger was a member of the Martin Post (#206) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Gothenburg, Nebraska.

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