Company D 22nd Infantry
Jacob Luchsinger was born in
Dubuque, Iowa in 1847.
His enlistment record gives his place of birth as Washington, Iowa.
He enlisted for a period of 5
years as a Private in Company D of the 13th Infantry on October
at Dubuque, Iowa. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 6 inches tall, had
brown hair, hazel eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Farmer.
According to his enlistment
record he had a previous enlistment but further details were not
on the record.
One account at Ancestry.com stated that he served in the 13th U.S. Infantry during the Civil War but
further details could not be found.
On September 21, 1866 Company D
13th Infantry was re-designated Company D 22nd Infantry
and thus Jacob Luchsinger became a member of the 22nd Infantry.
Corporal Luchsinger died at Fort
Dakota, Dakota Territory on December 22, 1867.
His cause of death was recorded as Consumption.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Grave markers for Jacob Luchsinger
Photo by fargo from the Find A Grave website
Headstone for Jacob Luchsinger denoting that he served in Company D 22nd U.S. Infantry
Photo by Dave from the Find A Grave website
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