Jacob Mahloch was a Private in the 26th
Regiment Infantry Volunteers, assigned to Company H. He was a German
immigrant, 5', 8'' tall with blue eyes, light hair, and a dark
Jacob was present through most battles the 26th Wisconsin went through.
Serving his company throughout the war as a Private, he mustered out
the rest of the regiment on June 13, 1865.
Jacob was born on September 1st, 1845 in the town of Dienheim, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany to Carl and Anna Maria Mahloch. Along with the rest of his family, Jacob immigrated to the USA in 1852. Carl and his family settled on a farm in Schleswig of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
On August 20, 1862, Jacob went to Madison to enlist into the Army. He only received $25 of bounty for joining. He was 17 years old at the time. As the Company Muster-out Roll stated, Jacob "was in all dutys with his Co[mpany] up to [the] battle of Resaca, May 15/64 where he was wounded. Rejoined the Co[mpany] Oct. 1/64. Since taken part in [the] battle of Averysboro and Bentenville, Mar/65". Jacob also took part at the Battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Lookout Mountain at Chattanooga.
The Company Muster-out Roll stated that he was wounded at Resaca, Georgia. The wound was a bullet through his left calf. He was taken to the General Hospital at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Detachment Muster Roll of July and August of 1864 has Jacob at Fortress Rosencrans, Tennessee, and returned to his Company in October of that year.
After mustering out of the regiment, Jacob Mahloch returned to Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, married Anna Marie Lucus on November 16, 1869, and started a family. He started farming near the town of Schleswig, and later moved to Kiel in Manitowac County. Jacob was a member of post No. 190 of the Grand Army of the Republic, and also post No. 99 of the American Legion. He attended the 50th enlistment anniversary in Milwaukee, as well as the 50th anniversary at Gettysburg. As the last surviving Civil War Veteran in Keil, Jacob died on June 29, 1930, and is buried at St. Peter's and Paul's Catholic church cemetery in Keil.
Information by Russell Scott