Jacob Obanion Snider listed as Jacob O'Banion or O. J. in his military records, Snider was enlisted at age 22, on 10 April 1862 in Monroeville by Captain DeLoach. He was captured on 25 November 1863 at Missionary Ridge by Major General Thomas and forwarded to Captain S. E. Jones, Provost Marshal at Louisville, Ky, 6 December 1863. Roles of Prisoners of War transferred from Nashville, Tenn., to Louisville, Ky 7 Dec 1863. Snider was forwarded from Louisville, Ky to Rock Island, Ill., 7 Dec 1863, and received at Rock Island, Ill. from Louisville on 9 Dec 1863. He was later transferred from Rock Island to New Orleans for exchange to the Commissioner for Exchange, on 23 May 1865, by order of Major General E. R. S. Canby.
O. J. Snider was wounded at the Battle of Missionary Ridge; in later years he made himself a cane and used for his battle injury. He was a POW at Rock Island Prison for 18 months before he was "paroled" in New Orleans. Jacob O'Banion Snider was born 14 July 1840, Monroe Co., Ala. and died 5 Sept 1876, Perdue Hill, Monroe Co., Ala. He is buried at Old Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Mexia, Monroe Co., Ala. His father, Jacob Snider Sr., was 65 years old when O. J. was born in 1840 to Jacob and his mother, Nancy Stewart. Jacob Obanion Snider Jr. married Catherine Ann Daniel, daughter of William and Susannah Daniel, on 30 Nov 1859. After his death , his wife filed a Widow's Pension Application which was witnessed by Captain John DeLoach. This information from Sara Harms