Jacob Knouse

DeathNov. 18, 1929
CemeteryProspect View (Pierce)
PostPierce (Pierce)
Unit6th Wisconsin Infantry, Company E

Private Jacob Knouse

Company E, 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Knouse was born in 1845. Any exact date of birth was not available. He was residing in Kendall (Monroe County), Wisconsin when he was drafted and mustered into the regiment on September 29, 1864. He served about 8 months before being mustered out on June 16, 1865.

Knouse joined the 6th Wisconsin Infantry in the latter stages of the Civil War. He was wounded on April 2, 1865 at the Battle of Five Forks, Virginia. The battle occurred 1 week prior to the General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. The Union victory forced the Confederacy to evacuate Petersburg.

Knouse died on November 18, 1929. He is buried in the Prospect View Cemetery in Pierce (Pierce County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Pierce Post (#191) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Pierce.

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