Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Capt. Jacob R. Walter, Co. C

Capt. Jacob R Walter of Co. C was born on Aug 20, 1835 in Somerset County, PA. The 1850 census lists Jacob as living in Milford Twp, and by 1860, he had moved to the county seat, Somerset, where he was listed as being married to Elizabeth and having two children.

Jacob was mustered into service on Aug 27, 1863 as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was promoted to Captain on Feb 22, 1863, and although he was wounded at Gettysburg, mustered out with his unit on May 29, 1865.

Capt Walter died on Jan 15, 1905 and is buried in the Somerset Union Cemetery in Somerset, PA.

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