Jacob Fortune

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Jacob H. Fortune

Jacob H. Fortune was the son of Moses Fortune and Margaret Danner of Kosciusko County, Indiana. He was the grandson of Jacob H. Fortune of Coshocton County, Ohio. Jacob enlisted and was mustered February 16, 1865 as a Private into Company D, 152nd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. His enlistment papers suggest that he signed up as Jacob "Fortner." He was mustered out on August 30, 1865 at Clarksburg, West Virginia.

His brother, Elijah "Fortner," enlisted on August 8, 1862 as a Private in Company C, 4th Indiana Volunteer Cavalry. He did not survive the war, dying on January 19, 1863. He is buried at Mound City, Illinois.

Jacob and his family came to the state of Washington in the early 1900s. Jacob belonged to the General John M. Corse Grand Army of the Republic Post #98 in Colville, Washington. He died around 1917 from a gunshot wound by a neighbor. He is buried at the Highland Calvary Cemetary in Colville, Washington.

Photograph and information submitted by JoAnn Byrd.

Jacob H. Fortune