North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1863|
Levin Layfield was the son of Josiah & Hettie Layfield. He was married to Lucretia Peacock and they had twelve children.
Levin enlisted for three years with Hillard's Legion (Company F, 3rd Batt.) on June 12, 1862 in Columbus, Georgia. He was at an age that would have been considered old at that time, as he was fifty two and being paid to be a substitute for an S. Rothschild.
According to his military records, Levin was severely wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. He later died of his injuries on October 24, 1863 at Empire House Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Levin is buried at historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. The name on his gravestone is listed as L. Lafield and his grave is located on row ten, number nine. I haven't visited this cemetery yet, but assume his grave is included with the six thousand Civil War soldiers buried there. I hope to visit his grave at some point to take a picture.
An additional note...Levin had three sons who served during the War between the States. George Washington Layfield, William Henry Layfield & John Layfield. George was not injured and returned home after the war. William was shot through the mouth and lived with his injury the rest of his life. John Layfield was injured at the Battle of Seven Pines and died on June 19, 1862 in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
Josiah Layfield (1758 - 1857)
Hettie Cauthern Layfield (1785 - 1855)
Lucretia Peacock Layfield (____ - 1882)*
Mary Camilla Layfield Searcy (1837 - 1905)*
James Layfield (1784 - 1887)*
Hetty LayField White (1799 - 1936)*
Levin Layfield (1810 - 1863)
Plot: Row Ten, Number Nine
Created by: Blythe
Record added: Aug 14, 2011
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