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Pvt George F. Leyda
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1838
Carroll County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1872
Carroll County
Ohio, USA

On 21 Aug. 1862, George enlisted as a Private in Co. I, 98th Regiment Ohio Volunteers at Camp Steubenville during the Civil War. Apparently George saw no action in the early part of his enlistment for he was sick in the hospital in Lebanon, Kentucky from Oct. 25, 1862 until March 1863. He deserted from the hospital and was mustered out in St. Louis, Missouri on Mar. 7, 1863. He had suffered from typhoid fever.
He then appears on a Company Description Book dated Feb. 19, 1863 stating he enlisted in Capt. Wallings Light Battery, Mississippi Marine Brigade. According to his enlistment papers he was 22 yrs. of age at that time, was 5' 10" in height, having a swarthy complexion, grey eyes and dark hair. He was listed as a farmer born in Harrison Co., Ohio.
He next appears in two documents from Battery E, 1st Regiment Missouri L Art'y. The first document states, April 1865 Loss Feb. 1, 1865 Vicksburg must'd out per S.O.2 Hd Drs Dish Vicksburg on Jan. 1, 1865. Apparently he received a medical discharge.
The second document (Musterout Roll) provided the actual discharge date as Feb. 1, 1865, Vicksburgh, Miss.
Family links: 
  Fredrick Leyda (1812 - 1877)
  Elisabeth Sumney Leyda (1799 - 1865)
  Mary Leyda (1826 - 1898)*
  Isaac Leyda (1828 - 1889)*
  Nancy Leyda Tressel (1829 - 1894)*
  Henry Leyda (1832 - 1900)*
  Benjamin A Leyda (1834 - 1912)*
  David Leyda (1836 - 1903)*
  George F. Leyda (1838 - 1872)
  James M Leyda (1843 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
Died Aug. 5, 1872
Aged 32y 1m 6d
Note: Side 2 of headstone reads "My Husband". GAR Marker
New Harrisburg Cemetery
New Harrisburg
Carroll County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Row 10, grave 24 (side1)
Created by: Norma Eaton
Record added: Dec 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82453505
Pvt George F. Leyda
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Pvt George F. Leyda
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Pvt George F. Leyda
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Thank you George for your military service during the Civil War
- Norma Eaton
 Added: Jun. 11, 2013
Gone but not forgotten
- Norma Eaton
 Added: Dec. 27, 2011

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