Hilt, Jacob F

Rank: Farrier

Unit: I Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: August 13, 1855 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 21.

Born: 1834

Hometown: York County, Pennsylvania

Occupation prior to enlistment: Farmer

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 10 November 1858

Age at death: 22 or 23

Cause of death: Typhoid fever

Location of fatality: Fort Bridger, Utah Territory (Wyoming)

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Place of interment: Camp Floyd Cemetery in Fairfield, Utah

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Note: He stood 5’9½” with hazel eyes, fair hair, and fair complexion.

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