Elias A. Leake(c. 1842 - 1874)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 19 year old farmer from Hamburg, AL when he enlisted as Private on 24 April 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was present at most engagements from First Manassas to Malvern Hill, VA.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
In action with his Company at Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862, and on the Wilderness Campaign where he was wounded in action on 6 May 1864. He was permanently disabled by wounds.
After the War:
[April 1874] The Montgomery Advertiser says that Mr. Elias A. Leake, who was shot so badly by the negroes who violated Mrs. Leake, and who were quickly hung therefor at Bryan, Texas, was a member of the old 4th Alabama Regiment, and was a generous, impulsive, and devotedly brave man.His widow Parlee P. Leake applied for a Confederate veteran's pension in Louisiana in or after 1898.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. He is listed as Elias A. Leek in some records. The quote about his murder above is from the Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) of 8 April 1874.
|Birth State: AL |
Death Date: 04/1874 Death Place: Bryan, TX
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15681]
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