Jacob Harmon Garner was born 1814 in Louisiana. In October 1835 Jacob volunteered to fight in the Texas Revolution, and on November 16 of that year he arrived as a lieutenant at the camp above Béxar with his brother David, now a captain. On November 26 he fought in the Grass Fight under Edward Burleson. In early December he was active in the Siege of Béxar under Col. Benjamin R. Milam. About March 4, 1836, Garner joined Capt. William Milspaugh’s company. By April 21, 1836, Milspaugh had been succeeded by Captain Patterson. On the day of the battle of San Jacinto Patterson had detailed Garner to serve as a guard in Liberty. He enlisted during the Civil War, on August 3, 1861, for three months in a cavalry company styled the Ben McCulloch Coast Guard; he was elected third lieutenant.
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