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Jacob Snyder (October 27, 1831 - November 14, 1884) served as a saddler in Company C, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Jacob Snyder was born October 27, 1831 in Fulton County, Ohio to John and Elizabeth (Schroyer) Snider.[1] He married Susan Sarah Downes (1832-1908) with whom he had at least ten children.

Civil War service

Snyder enlisted as a private in Company C on September 24, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.[2] He was appointed company saddler the same day he mustered in. He is described as 34 years old.

Snyder is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service except for July and August 1864 when he was granted a leave of absence for an unstated reason and unstated period.

Snyder mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $5.62 from the government for clothing, had been paid a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

He applied for an invalid's pension on May 3, 1881.

Snyder died November 14, 1884 in Crawford County, Kansas and is buried at McCune Cemetery in McCune, Kansas. His son Newton applied for a guardian's pension on April 16, 1907.[3]


  1. His surname is spelled "Snider" throughout the company and regimental records. His headstone clearly reads "Snyder", his children used "Snyder", and his descendants continue to use this spelling.
  2. Snyder's parents were born in Pennsylvania, he was born in Ohio, lived a long time in Indiana, and died in Kansas. How he came to serve with a Tennessee cavalry regiment is a mystery. He was still living in Carroll County, Ohio when the 1860 U.S. Census was taken.
  3. It is highly likely that he applied for the pension on behalf of his widowed mother.

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