(1822 - 1907)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 38 year old farmer in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, he enrolled on 26 August 1861 and mustered as Captain, Company M, 100th Pennsylvania Infantry on 5 September in Pittsburgh. He was promoted to Major on 9 October and to Lieutenant Colonel on 12 July 1862.
On the Campaign
He commanded the regiment in Maryland; Colonel Daniel Leasure was absent having been wounded at Bull Run on 29 August.
The rest of the War
He resigned his commission on 30 December 1862.
After the War
He worked in a machine shop in Monongahela, near Pittsburg, and moved to McKeesport about 1887.
References & notes
Service information from Bates1 and the Card File,2 both as David A. Leckey. Thanks also to great great grandson Paul Neeson for death information. Other details from his obituary in the Monongahela Daily Republican of 13 April 1907 and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph sold on ebay by Red Rose Antiques in 1999.
He married Sarah Sutton (c. 1823-1844) in 1842, but she died shortly after birthing their second child. He married Elizabeth Jane Warne (1825-1913) in 1853 and they had 8 children together.
10/4/1822; Pittsburgh, PA
04/09/1907; McKeesport, PA; burial in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton, PA
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 23670]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 23671]