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1st Sergeant, Company "E"

Submitted by Judy Wyatt McCracken, gr-gr-granddaughter.

     Jasper Wyatt, born June 7 1821, was a son of John Wyatt. Jasper enlisted into the Civil War twice, the first time Sept 2, 1861, at Wheeling, (W) Va. He mustered out Dec 27, 1863 at Clarksburg, W.Va. He then re-enlisted Dec 28, 1863 at Clarksburg, W.Va. and was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant on Nov 6, 1864 at Grafton, W.Va. He was finally discharged on June 10, 1865 at Wheeling.

     Jasper was 5'10" tall with Blue Eyes, Light Hair and Fair Complexion.

     During his service, his duty was to Guard the Lines of the Baltimore and Ohio and Northwestern Virginia rail roads.

     Jasper was 40 years old when he enlisted the first time. He spent the majority of his enlistments in the areas of Grafton, Morgantown and Bridgeport.

     He was married to Jane B. Christy, June 15th 1845, by Rev Gibbons at Fairmont, Marion County, (W) Va. They were the parents of 7 children, all born in Doddridge County, except 2 who were born in Marion County.

1. John William, June 24, 1846 - July 07, 1935 - Co "I" 1st W.Va. Cavalry
2. Frances Virginia, born 1848
3. Mary Alice, 1851 - 1937
4. Bridgett Ann, 1856 - Sept 11 1876
5. Leander Elmore, born 1857
6. James Eliza, born 1861
7. Jasper Thomas, born 1863

      Jasper died Nov 5, 1887 from Brights Disease at Weston State Hospital at Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. He is buried on the hill behind the hospital. His grave is marked by a proper Civil War era Marker placed there on behalf of gr-gr-granddaughter, Judy E. Wyatt McCracken, by Sgt. James A. & Sgt. Ron McCracken, members of Louis L Mitchell Camp 4, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

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