Pvt. Jacob Yeager, Medal of Honor

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Jacob F. Yeager

Birthplace: New Texas, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio, USA
Place of Burial: Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Jacob Yeager and Susan Yeager

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About Pvt. Jacob Yeager, Medal of Honor

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Jacob F. Yeager, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 11 May 1864, while serving with Company H, 101st Ohio Infantry, in action at Buzzard's Roost, Georgia. Private Yeager seized a shell with fuze burning that had fallen in the ranks of his company and threw it into a stream, thereby probably saving his comrades from injury.

General Orders: Date of Issue: August 3, 1897

Action Date: May 11, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Private


Company: Company H

Division: 101st Ohio Infantry

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Pvt. Jacob Yeager, Medal of Honor's Timeline

January 27, 1841
New Texas, Pennsylvania
November 13, 1909
Age 68
Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio, USA
Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio, USA