He received the Medal of Honor for his services at Hatchers Run, Virginia, on February 5, 1865 while serving with the 210th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
He was born on May 30, 1840 and entered the service on at Weaversville, Pennsylvania.
The Medal was issued to him on April 20, 1896, many years after the action which earned it.
He died on May 21, 1906 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Jane S. Raub, who was born March 6, 1842 and who died on November 2, 1908, is buried with him.
RAUB, JACOB F.
Rank and organization: Assistant Surgeon, 210th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Hatchers Run, Virginia, 5 February 1865. Entered service at: Weaversville, Pennsylvania. Born: 13 May 1840, Raubsville Northhampton County, Pa. Date of issue: 20 April 1896.
Discovering a flank movement by the enemy, appraised the commanding general at great peril, and though a noncombatant voluntarily participated with the troops in repelling this attack.
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