Jacob D Slyder

BirthFeb. 3, 1833
DeathJuly 12, 1919
PostFarragut (Lincoln)

Private Jacob D Slyder

Company K, 200th Pennsylvania Infantry

Slyder (also spelled Slider) was born in York County, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1833. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 31, 1864.

The 200th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized and mustered at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 3, 1864. The outfit was part of the Army of the Potomac and was assigned to the Siege of Petersburg (VA) from December 1864 to April 1865. The regiment suffered heavy casualties on March 25, 1865 at the Battle of Fort Steadman (VA). Fourteen (14) soldiers were killed and 110 were wounded. One of the wounded was Private Slyder. The “Find-a-Grave” website indicates that Slyder was hospitalized at the Lincoln General Hospital in Washington DC. He remained in the hospital after the unit was mustered out on May 30, 1865. His release date from the hospital was not available.

Slyder died on July 12, 1919. He is buried in the Sunny Side Cemetery in Wilber (Saline County), Nebraska. Slyder was one of the last members of the Harker Post (#51) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Wilber. In addition, he was a member of the Farragut Post (#25) of the GAR in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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