Enlistment Date: March 16, 1864
Release Date: July 20, 1865
Unit: 113th Pennsylvania Regiment, Company K
This marker in section B appears to have been placed in error, as the dates are 1861 to 1865, indicating a marker for a four-year-old. If the dates are for Jacob Showalter who served, there is still some confusion.
There is a Jacob Showalter who was a Methodist who is buried in Stevens Church Cemetery, Lincoln Township, Bedford County. He served in Company K, 12th Calvary. He was born on September 22, 1838 and died on December 20, 1907.
Jacob Showalter was born in 1833 in Pennsylvania. Toward the end of the Civil War, he joined the army being placed in the 113th Pennsylvania Regiment, Company K, also known as the 12th cavalry.
After joining the 113th regiment, in July 1864 the regiment experienced combat at Pleasant Valley. The regiment suffered heavy losses and was forced to retreat as the Confederates overran their position. Following the battle, the regiment was moved and was tasked with guarding the railroads, which they did between December 1864 and March 1865. Lastly, the regiment was tasked with reconnaissance to Lynchburg. After a small battle at Edinboro, it was discovered that General Robert E. Lee had surrendered.
Following the war, he married Margaret and together they had a child. Sadly, their child died when she was nine months old. Jacob Showalter died in Pennsylvania.
(Compiled by Raymond Aguiar)