Lebanon County Historical Society
924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA, 17042
1862 Inclusive date(s)
Jacob Brower was born January 5, 1841 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He resided in Lebanon, Pa. prior to 1860 and was employed as a woodturner. He enlisted in the 5th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry for three months' service in April 1861 and later mustered into service as a sergeant in the 93rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C in October 1861. Brower was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in November 1862 and Captain in August 1864. He was wounded at Fisher's Hill, Virginia on Sptember 23, 1864 and died at his father's residence in Lebanon on December 11, 1864.
Scope and Content
The diary spans five months from August to December 1862, during which time Jacob Brower was assigned to recruiting service in Centre and Clinton counties in Pennsylvania. Entries record the weather, Brower's health and daily activities, news of the war and local events. The diary ends when Brower is ordered to a recruitment office in Lebanon, Pa.
SubjectsDiaries, Personal narratives, Recruitment and enlisting, Diaries