Jacob Cavanaugh was a soldier of the Terran Confederacy from Shiloh. He was an acquaintance of Jim Raynor.
Cavanaugh died during the Guild Wars. His name was memorialized in a statue placed in Centerville honoring all Confederate soldiers from Shiloh who fell in the conflict.
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