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Re: Sophia Leslie Bobst / Jacob Bobst/Emma Bobst
Posted by: Barry Leslie Pocalyko (ID *****1153) Date: May 09, 2008 at 20:45:28
In Reply to: Sophia Leslie Bobst by Darlene Ebel of 797

I am the the great-great grandson of Sophia Leslie and Jacob Bobst...the great grandson of Emma Bobst. My middle name is "Leslie" after Sophia's maiden name. My family has always spoken of Jacob as having "gone off and gotten himself killed at the Battle of Antietam", however, I have also found evidence that he did indeed fight at the Battle of Antietam and then went on with the 28th PA Volunteers Company E to the Battle of Gettysburg where it is recorded that as a Corporal he deserted on the first day of the battle, July 1, 1863. If he was later caught by Union soldiers, he would have been shot by firing squad, however, there is no record of his Jacob remains a mystery.

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