Lafayette L. Jacobs was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Sergeant in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out July 7, 1863.
The descriptive muster roll of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 32 and his occupation as farmer. He is described as 5’ 6” tall with a light complexion and grey eyes and sandy hair. No marital status is recorded.
He was born about May, 1839 probably to Luther and Lucy (Hunt) Jacobs. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 29 year old farmer living in the household of Luther Jacobs. Lafayette Jacobs married Patience M. Jordan about 1851. They had ten children including: Lewis E. Jacobs, born about 1852; Frederick L. Jacobs, born about 1859; Flora M. Jacobs, born about 1864; Hattie A. Jacobs, born about October, 1867; Gertrude E. Jacobs, born about 1869; Walter F. Jacobs, born about 1871; Richard C. Jacobs, born about 1873; Edgar W. Jacobs, born about 1876 and Alfred E. Jacobs, born about May, 1878. After his Civil War service, Lafayette Jacobs worked as a stone mason, moving to East Windsor by 1880 and to Willimantic between 1880 and 1900.
On September 27, 1889, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 731,711 that was granted under certificate No. 906,016.
Lafayette L. Jacobs died on March 13, 1923 in Willimantic, Connecticut and is buried at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Mansfield.