|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1833|
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 1923|
. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name:Leon C Bartlett
Enlistment Date:26 May 1861
Rank at enlistment:Corporal
Survived the War?:Yes
Enlisted in Company C, Wisconsin 4th Cavalry Regiment on 26 May 1861.
Promoted to Full Qtr Master Serg.
Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant.
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 28 Oct 1864.
Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 04 May 1866.
Mustered out on 28 May 1866.
Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion
Leon C Bartlett Sheboygan Press Telegram September 24, 1923
L. C. BARTLETT, SHEBOYGAN'S OLDEST CIVIL WAR VETERAN, JOINS "BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD"
L. C. Bartlett, Sheboygan County's civil war veteran who returned to this city on Sept. 7 from the national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic proud of the fact that he was the oldest man that finished the parade, has been forced by a higher power to drop out of line. He died in St. Nicholas hospital at the age of ninety-two. For the last four years, Mr. Bartlett lived at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Sommer, 622 New York Avenue. Up to that time, he made his home in Cascade, where for sixty years he was engaged in business. Mrs. Sommer and Mrs. Val Drews, also a granddaughter of this city, are the only surviving relatives.
L. C Bartlett was a great-grandson of Josiah Bartlett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire, grandson of Joseph Bartlett, who served under General Stark at Bennington and Saratoga in the Revolutionary war, son of Ira Bartlett, who served in the War of 1812 with Great Britain under Generals Brown and Scott, himself a veteran of the Civil war.
He was born in Jefferson County, N. Y. on April 10, 1833, his mother dying when he was still an infant. He was adopted by a French family that came to America to escape the Bourbon persecution upon the downfall of Napoleon, and his first language was French. He knew none other until he was 6 years old. He was reared a strict Catholic until he became eleven years of age. He knew nothing of his ancestry or nationality until the family which adopted him was broken up, when he found himself an orphan and alone in the world.
Having no friends, he was knocked about "from pillar to post" and he found it very difficult, especially as he had no school training. He worked on various farms and as he was diligent he was never without a home. He was studious and became a good scholar for those days.
Melissa L Thomas Bartlett (1841 - 1916)
Frances E Reed Bartlett (1838 - 1867)*
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Aug 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75251916