Jacob Schmid

BirthMarch 14, 1848
DeathMarch 10, 1926
CemeteryGraceland (Shelby)
PostCummings (Shelby)
Unit60th Indiana Infantry, Company A

Private Jacob Schmid

Company A, 60th Indiana Infantry

Schmid (also spelled Schmidt) was born in Germany on March 14, 1848. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment at Tell City, Indiana on November 2, 1861. Schmid served about 41 months and was mustered out on March 21, 1865 at Indianapolis.

The 60th Indiana Infantry was organized at Evansville and Indianapolis between February 19 and March 21, 1862. The unit saw action in several southern states during the War. Their major military operation was the Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863). The unit was mustered out on March 11, 1865.

Schmid died on March 10, 1926. He is buried in the Graceland Cemetery in Shelby (Polk County), Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Cummings Post (#102) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Shelby.

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