Jacob Henry Sleeper (1839 - 1891) MP

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Nicknames: "J Henry"
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Birthplace: Boston, Essex, MA, USA
Death: Died in Marblehead, Essex, MA, USA
Occupation: Commander of Massachusetts 10th Light Artillery Battery
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About Jacob Henry Sleeper

The first Commander of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery and the first President of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery Association. Commissioned an officer in Company F, Massachusetts 5th Infantry Regiment on 01 May 1861. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 23 Sep 1861. Commissioned an officer in the Massachusetts 1st Light Artillery Battery on 23 Sep 1861. Promoted to Full Captain on 21 Sep 1862. Commissioned an Officer of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery 01 Oct 1862 at the age of 23. Promoted to Brevet Major on 02 Dec 1864.

http://www.cwartillery.com/tmba/tmba.html

http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/MA/MA10ltart.php

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U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about Jacob Henry Sleeper

Name: Jacob Henry Sleeper

Residence: Boston, Massachusetts

Age at enlistment: 22

Enlistment Date: 18 Apr 1861

Rank at enlistment: 1st Lieut

State Served: Massachusetts

Was Wounded?: Yes

Survived the War?: Yes

Service Record: Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 23 Sep 1861. Commissioned an officer in Company F, Massachusetts 5th Infantry Regiment on 01 May 1861. Mustered out on 31 Jul 1861 at Boston, MA. Commissioned an officer in the Massachusetts 1st Light Artillery Battery on 23 Sep 1861. Promoted to Full Captain on 21 Sep 1862. Mustered out on 20 Sep 1862. Commissioned an officer in the Massachusetts 10th Light Artillery Battery on 01 Oct 1862. Promoted to Brevet Major on 02 Dec 1864. Mustered out on 27 Feb 1865.

Birth Date: abt 1839

Death Date: 10 Aug 1891

Death Place: Marblehead, MA

Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War Register of the Commandery of the State of Massachusetts MOLLUS

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U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about J. Henry Sleeper

Name: J. Henry Sleeper

Side: Union

Regiment State/Origin: Massachusetts

Regiment Name: 10 Indpt. Batt'y., Massachusetts Light Art'y.

Regiment Name Expanded: 10th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery

Rank In: Captain

Rank In Expanded: Captain

Rank Out: Captain

Rank Out Expanded: Captain

Film Number: M544 roll 37

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U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Jacob Henry Sleeper

Name: Jacob Henry Sleeper

Side: Union

Regiment State/Origin: Massachusetts

Regiment Name: 10 Battery, Massachusetts Light Art'y.

Regiment Name Expanded: 10th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery

Rank In: Corporal

Rank In Expanded: Corporal

Rank Out: Captain

Rank Out Expanded: Captain

Alternate Name: J. Henry/Sleeper*

Film Number: M544 roll 37

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U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Jacob Henry Sleeper

Name: Jacob Henry Sleeper

Side: Union

Regiment State/Origin: Massachusetts

Regiment Name: 5 Massachusetts Mil. Inf. (3 Months, 1861)

Regiment Name Expanded: 5th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (3 months, 1861) (Militia)

Company: F

Rank In: First Lieutenant

Rank In Expanded: First Lieutenant

Rank Out: First Lieutenant

Rank Out Expanded: First Lieutenant

Film Number: M544 roll 37

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Obituary from the Boston Transcript, August 20, 1891

Major J.H. Sleeper died yesterday at his summer residence at Marblehead Neck, aged fifty-two years, four months. He had been ill for about a year with liver troubles. He leaves a wife and three sons. He was a son of Jacob Sleeper and was born in Boston. He went out in 1861 as second lieutenant in the Fifth Massachusetts Volunteers, but returned at Governor Andrew's request to take command of the Tenth Massachusetts Light Artillery, afterwards known as Sleeper's Battery. He served with Hancock in the Army of the Potomac to the close of the war. He was a warm friend of Hancock and a firm believer in Fitz-John Porter. He was prominent in the preparation of the history of the battery, which met with a large sale. He was a prominent member of the Union, Somerset and Eastern Yacht Clubs, and of the Loyal Legion. His winter home was at 295 Marlborough street. He had an office at 31 Milk street, but had retired from active business. His funeral will take place at noon Saturday at Trinity Church. The interment will be private.

[Sleeper is buried at Mt Auburn Cemetary, Cambridge, MA]

NY Times Obituary: http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F20716F73F5E10738DDDA90A94D0405B8185F0D3

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1860 United States Federal Census about Jacob H Sleeper

Name: Jacob H Sleeper

Age in 1860: 21

Birth Year: abt 1839

Birthplace: Massachusetts

Home in 1860: Boston Ward 7, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Gender: Male

Post Office: Boston

Household Members:

Name Age

Jacob Sleeper 57

Maria D Sleeper 57

Caroline M Sleeper 23

Jacob H Sleeper 21

Agnes A Craig 35

Margtt Kent 25

Elizabeth Vanse 26

John Smith 30

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1870 United States Federal Census about Jacob H Sleeper

Name: Jacob H Sleeper

Birth Year: abt 1839

Age in 1870: 31

Birthplace: Massachusetts

Home in 1870: West Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts

Race: White

Gender: Male

Household Members:

Name Age

Stephen Westcott 72

Jacob H Sleeper 31

Maria W Sleeper 30

Jacob H Sleeper 8/12

Ann Mcalear 50

Bridget Mc Donald 40

Catherine Kenan 20

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1880 United States Federal Census about Jacob E. Sleeper

Name: Jacob E. Sleeper

Home in 1880: Swampscott, Essex, Massachusetts

Age: 41

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839

Birthplace: Massachusetts

Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)

Spouse's Name: Maria W. Sleeper

Father's birthplace: Maine

Mother's birthplace: Massachusetts

Occupation: Real Estate

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Gender: Male

Household Members:

Name Age

Jacob E. Sleeper 41

Maria W. Sleeper 40

Jacob Sleeper 2nd 10

Stephen W. Sleeper 6

Harry D. Sleeper 2

Frances Shepard 28

Mary Smith 22

Eliza Masby 20

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Brevet Major Jacob Henry Sleeper (USA)'s Timeline

1839
April 6, 1839
Boston, Essex, MA, USA
1867
October 23, 1867
Age 28
1869
December 23, 1869
Age 30
Boston, MA, USA
1874
January 30, 1874
Age 34
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1878
March 27, 1878
Age 38
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1891
August 10, 1891
Age 52
Marblehead, Essex, MA, USA
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Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA