Jarius served with his unit in the following Actions, Battles and Skirmishes:
- Skirmish, Garlick's Landing, Pamunkey River, VA June 13, 1862
- Seven Days Battles, VA June 25-July 1, 1862
- Battles, Gaines Mill, Cold Harbor, Chickahominy, VA June 27, 1862
- Battle, Glendale, Frazier's Farm, Charles City Crossroads, New Market Crossroads, Willis Church, VA June 30, 1862
- Battle, Malvern Hill, Crew's Farm, VA July 1, 1862
- Skirmishes, Falls Church, VA Sept. 2-4, 1862
- Skirmish, South Mountain, MD Sept. 13, 1862
- Skirmish, Jefferson, MD, Sept. 13, 1862
- Action, Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown, and Blackford's Ford (Boteler's Ford) and Williamsport, MD, Sept. 19, 1862
- Actions, Bloomfield and Upperville, VA, Nov. 2-3, 1862
But the disability was not to be the end of his service:
"That after being discharged on Feb. 3rd 1863, I re-enlisted for one (1) month in service of the State of Pennsylvania in what was known as Ringold (sic) Battery - Captain Ermentrout (known as the Ringgold Light Artillery of Reading, commanded by Captain William C. Ermentrout), when General Lee invaded the state - I was still very lame at this time but I offered my services as Cannonier and was accepted."
Unfortunately, my family has no photos of Jarius (yet). His son, my GG Grandfather, inherited his personal effects (as set forth in Jarius' will) but it is unclear if they were ever sent to him as he had moved to Washington Territory in the 1880s and it looks as though his siblings had lost contact. I am hoping that someday, one of my distant cousins would surface with a photo of him. Thanks to forum member mvmhm for heading over to the Dayton National Cemetery and snapping some wonderful photos of my GGG grandfather's headstone!!!
In the last few weeks, I received Jarius' service and pension records from NARA. I also have the added luxury of a well-researched book that documents the day-to-day entire history of the 6th Penna Cav - Rush's Lancers - by Eric Wittenberg.
I am in the process of assembling a representative display (GAR medals, dropped small arms rounds, hat devices, etc.) to memorialize his service.
Jarius' cousin, Capt. George Gordon Meade, Jr. (the son of the General) was a regimental comrade in the 6th Penna Cav.
Edited by 67Rally, 19 September 2012 - 05:26 AM.