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Oscar Montgomery Lieber
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1830
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1862
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Geologist. Born in Boston to German emigre parents and educated in Europe, Lieber had an affinity for the American South, where his father had taught at South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina)and he had spent a portion of his childhood. Beginning in 1850 he conducted geological surveys in Mississippi and Alabama. In 1855 he was appointed Geological, Mineralogical and Agricultural Surveyor of South Carolina. He joined a multidisciplinary scientific team for a two-month expedition to Labrador in 1860, primarily for the study of a total solar eclipse. There he recorded his observations of geological formations and native people. Amid the tensions leading to the Civil War, he was unable to find a publisher for his manuscript. In 1861 he witnessed the attack on Fort Sumter and joined the Confederate army as a private. His two younger brothers joined the Union army and his father, the scholar and jurist Francis Lieber, became a legal advisor to President Abraham Lincoln. While serving with the Washington Light Infantry Company of Hampton's (South Carolina) Legion, he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Eltham's Landing in Virginia on May 7, 1862. He died several weeks later while under medical care in Richmond. 
 
Inscription:
Oscar Montgomery Lieber
Born September 8, 1830
Died trusting in his Lord
June 27, 1862
A victim of our Civil War
For now we see through a glass darkly
But then we shall see face to face!
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section R
 
Created by: William Palmer
Record added: May 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110528025
Oscar Montgomery Lieber
Added by: William Palmer
 
Oscar Montgomery Lieber
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