Charles Edward Leverich(1834 - 1880)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 2nd Company
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted 26 May 1861, at New Orleans, in the 2nd Company, Washington Artillery. He was present on the Roll for July and August 1861. On the Roll for September and October 1861, he was listed as absent on special duty at Manassas, and had been promoted to 4th Sergeant on 1 October 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was with his battery at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was present in the following engagements with the battery: 1862 - Yorktown, Va., April 25; Mechanicsville. Va., May; Rappahannock Sta., Aug. 23; Manassas, Va., Aug. 30; Sharpsburg, Md., Sept. 16 and 17; Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 11, 12 and 13; 1863 - Chancellorsville, Va., May 3; Gettysburg, Pa., July 3; Williamsport, Md., July 6.
He was discharged by Special Order 158, from the Secretary of War, to date from 4 July 1863, and appointed First Lieutenant, Provisional Army of the Confederate States (PACS), same date. He served under that commission to at least to September 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Booth1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, with further life details from family genealogists. His picture here from a photograph from Thomas V. Leverich, West Windsor, NJ posted to John Bartlett's Leverich Branches community page on Facebook in 2013.
Charles' brother Abram Inskeep Leverich (1836-96) was Sergeant, then 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Company, Washington Artillery during the War. His brother Henry (1848-95) was a Private, also in the 5th Company, by 1865. They are listed as "A.J Leverich" and "Hy. Leverich", respectively, in Booth.
More on the Web:
His 1863-64 diary is at Louisiana State University (LSU) [finding aid, pdf].
|Birth Date: 10/31/1834 Place of Birth: New Orleans, LA |
Death Date: 05/24/1880 Death Place: New Orleans, LA Burial Place: Saint Louis Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, LA
1 Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 741 [AotW citation 14932]
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