Levin Bevins Day(1816 - ?)
Home State: Delaware
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Delaware Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
In the 1850 Census for Sussex County Delaware, he is listed as a 34 year old farmer, with wife and 7 children (ages 3 - 17). He may have been active in Abolition, having petitioned the county court on a matter in 1849, substance unclear, pertaining to the State's 1760 Emancipation law.
He mustered as Captain, Company D, 3rd Delaware Infantry on 18 January 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was Captain, Company D, one of only 5 line officers present for duty at Antietam. He was in command of the Regiment by 27 September, when he wrote the after-action report for the unit.
The remainder of the War:
He also served in the 1st Battalion. Companies "F" and "C", Delaware Cavalry (dates?), as Captain.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: US Census, 1850, Sussex County Del. - transcribed and posted online by Beverly L. Taylor on the USGenWeb project; and
Schweninger, Loren, ed., Race, Slavery, and Free Blacks: Petitions to Southern Legislatures, 1777Ò1867, Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1999 - microfilm guide online.
His portrait photograph may be at the Delaware State Archives (see listing)
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