Jacob H. Smith Photo

Jacob H. Smith

Born: Jan 29, 1840

Death: Mar 1, 1918

Birthplace: Ohio

Profession: Soldier

Nationality: United States

Jacob H. Smith

Date of Birth : Jan 29, 1840
Date of Death : Mar 1, 1918
Birth Place : Ohio

General Jacob Hurd Smith was a United States Army officer best known for ordering an indiscriminate retaliatory attack on a group of Filipinos during the Philippine–American War, in which American soldiers killed between 2,500 and 50,000 civilians. His orders included, "kill everyone over the age of ten" and make the island "a howling wilderness." Court-martialed for the incident, he was dubbed "Hell Roaring Jake" Smith, "The Monster", and "Howling Jake" by the press as a result.


  • Soldier

Also known as

  • Hell-Roaring Jake
  • Howling Jake
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