|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1864|
The son of John & Sophia (Groscost) Decker, in 1850 he lived with is family in Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, but in 1860 was a farm laborer living with Levi Reist family in Warwick Township, Lancaster County. He stood 5' 7" tall and had black hair and gray eyes and apparently never married.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Lancaster September 5, 1861, and mustered into federal service there September 10 as a private with Co. B, 79th Pennsylvania Infantry. Captured at the battle of Chickamauga September 19, 1863, he was ultimately incarcerated in the stockade at Andersonville, Georgia, where he died of typhoid fever.
Danville National Cemetery
Plot: D, 592
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3267143
Thinking of you today and the sacrifices you have made for our country. I am proud to be kin of the Decker family.|
Added: Jun. 3, 2010
In memory of Levi Groscost Decker of Adams County, Pennsylvania, son of John and Sophia Groscost Decker and brother of my ancestor, John G. Decker (Co. K, 77th Pennsylvania Infantry.) Levi enlisted in Company B, 79th Pennsylvania Infantry at Lancaster on ...(Read more)|
Added: Jul. 4, 2006