| Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Appearance(s):||How Few Remain|
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Date of Birth:||Late 19th century|
|Military Branch:|| United States Army|
(Second Mexican War)
First Lieutenant Karl Jobst was a regular army office in the 7th US Infantry who was stationed at Fort Benton, Montana Territory. When the Second Mexican War began in 1881, he found himself detailed to the 1st Montana Cavalry as Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's adjutant. At first, Roosevelt suspected that he was nothing more than a watchdog for Colonel Henry Welton, but soon began to warm to the man, even impressing him with his skill for military tactics.
When the combined British and Canadian Army crossed the border into the Territory, Lt. Jobst was impressed by the volunteers fighting abilities, as he helped harass the invading army. When General George Armstrong Custer arrived, and lead his cavalry regiment into a disastrous charge, he tried defending the general from Roosevelt's criticism due to his diplomatic nature. At the Battle of the Teton River, he was part of the routing cavalry charge that overran the British positions, capturing the two field guns that had been part of General C.G. Gordon's force.