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L.B. Day

L.B. Day

Federal (USV)

Captain

Levin Bevins Day

(1816 - 1896)

Home State: Delaware

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Delaware Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

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.

On the 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 rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 27 March 1863. He later served in the 1st Battalion, Companies "F" and "C", Delaware Cavalry as Captain from February 1864 to muster out in June 1865.

References & 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, 1777-1867, Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1999 - microfilm guide online.
His picture from a photograph (probably from one in the Delaware State Archives) posted online by the City of Manassas, VA.

Birth

1816 in DE

Death

11/05/1896 in DE