|Birth||April 13, 1837|
|Death||July 21, 1934|
|Unit||9th Illinois Cavalry, Company E|
Private Jacob Reap
Company E, 9th Illinois Cavalry
Reap was born in Pennsylvania on April 13, 1837. He was residing in Logansport (Cass County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on September 10, 1861. Reap was mustered on October 3, 1861 and a little over 4 years. He re-enlisted on March 16, 1864 and was discharged on October 31, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.
The 9th Illinois Cavalry was mustered at Chicago on November 30, 1861. The unit lost 1 officer and 45 enlisted men in action during the War. The Battle of Nashville (December 15-16, 1864) was the unit’s most notable engagement. The regiment was mustered out of the service on October 31, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.
Reap died on July 21, 1934 at the age of 97 years. He is buried in the Concord Cemetery in Concord (Dixon County), Nebraska. Reap was a member of the Stoneman Post (#116) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ponca, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.