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L. Leahy

L. Leahy

Federal (USV)


Lawrence Leahy

(1843 - 1870)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Company

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21 years. Enrolled May 3, 1861 at New York City and mustered in as First Lieutenant, Company H on May 1, 1861. He transferred to Company I on February 3, 1862, and mustered as Captain, March 15, 1862.

On the Campaign

In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "Captain Leahy, Company I, acted in the most gallant manner, seizing and advancing to the foremost front one of our standards when the regular bearer thereof was killed." Captain Leahy was wounded in the shoulder in that action.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with the regiment May 20, 1863 in New York City. He then helped form a new Company and enrolled, July 23,1863, at Albany in the 16th NY Cavalry. He mustered as Captain, Company L on September 5, 1863. He mustered out of service as a supernumerary on August 17, 1865, at Washington, DC. He had been appointed Major of the regiment on March 30, 1865 (with rank from February 18, 1865) but did not muster at that rank.

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1. Death information - and the photograph here, from Kenneth Robison II - from his gravesite on Findagrave.




1870; burial in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Milwaukee, WI


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 704; Issue 4 (for the year 1894), pg. 903  [AotW citation 12617]