Chaplain Samuel Jessup, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Samuel Jessup was born in Montrose, Pennsylvania on December 21, 1833. He attended Union Theological Seminary, and graduated in 1861. He was appointed Chaplain of the 6th Pennsylvania Reserves in June of 1861, and served in that capacity until his resignation on July 30, 1862. That same year he married Ann Eliza Jay. He spent the next half century as a Presbyterian missionary in the Middle East. Ann passed away on December 11, 1895. Samuel remained in the Middle East until his death in Sidon on July 15, 1912. Both Samuel and Ann are buried in the Anglo-American Cemetery in Beirut.


Chief Regimental Historian of the 9th Reserves at PRVCHS | + posts

Long time Civil War Enthusiast since early childhood. As a former resident of nearby Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I became interested in the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves and since then, have become engaged in researching the regiment and the men who served in it. I currently reside in Northern Virginia and work in Washington D.C.