During the War of 1812 Jacob Gaskill served as a private in the Hyde County Militia, commanded by Capt. Gibbs.
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Jacob Gaskill received the above Pay Voucher in October, 1814. Vouchers were issued in lieu of cash by the governor after the auditor had validated a claim. The voucher was issued for military service performed by Jacob Gaskill who was called out to defend the coast in 1813. When a voucher was redeemed, it was cancelled by punching a hole through it.
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