Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Kent, Jacob Ford
KENT, JACOB FORD, an American military officer, born in Philadelphia in 1835. He was educated in private schools and at Mount Pleasant Military Academy and at the United States Military Academy, from which he graduated in 1861. He served throughout the Civil War, rising to the rank of captain. He was promoted to various grades and in 1898 was made major-general of volunteers. He served through the Spanish-American War with great distinction. He was honorably discharged from volunteer and regular service in 1898. He died Dec. 22, 1918.