John T. Jelf

Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861

Born 1843

Died 21 February 1891

Buried Forest Hills Cemetery, Hamilton County Tennessee


Photos by Steve L.

Private Jelf was wounded at the Battle of South Mountain on September 14th, 1862 and would be discharged for disability that same year. On August 25th, 1863 he joined Battery B of the 5th U.S. Artillery serving there until his muster out on August 25th, 1868.


He filed for a pension in February of 1880.