Col William Daniel Leasure

Col William Daniel Leasure

Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Oct 1886 (aged 67)
Burial New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 16049541 · View Source
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Daniel Leasure

Residence Lawrence County PA; a 42 year-old Physician.
Enlisted on 4/25/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant.
On 4/25/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff PA 12th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/5/1861 at Harrisburg, PA
On 8/31/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff PA 100th
He was Mustered Out on 8/30/1864
He was listed as:
Wounded 8/29/1862 2nd Bull Run, VA
Wounded 5/12/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA
1st Lieut 4/25/1861 (1st Lieut & Adjutant)
Capt 7/1/1861 (As of Co. H (estimated date))
Colonel 8/31/1861 (As of 100th PA Inf)
Brig-Gen 4/18/1865 by Brevet
Intra Regimental Company Transfers: from Field & Staff to company H

born 3/18/1819 in Mt Pleasant, Westmoreland Co. PA
died 10/4/1886 in St Paul, MN

Dr. Daniel Leasure graduated at Jefferson Medical College in 1846. He settled in New Castle in 1849, and practiced in the city successfully until the breaking out of the rebellion, when he organized two military companies in the vicinity.

He had served in the militia, and, at the opening of the rebellion, raised a company, and was made Adjutant, and also Acting Assistant Adjutant General of the brigade upon the staff General Negley. At the close of the three-months' term, he was authorized to raise a veteran regiment. Lawrence county, where he had taken up his residence, had been largely settled by the descendants of those who had followed Cromwell in the struggles of the English people for liberty, and from among them he drew recruits, appropriately designating it the "Roundhead" regiment. Colonel Leasure was the first sent to the department of the South, where his command formed part of the brigade of General Isaac I. Stevens. In the attack upon Tower Fort, near Secessionville, on the morning of the 16th of June, 1862, Colonel Leasure led the brigade, and won the commendation of General Stevens.

He was shortly afterwards promoted to a colonelcy, and served with distinction during the entire war, at the close of which he was breveted brigadier-general. He then practiced a few years in this city, removing, in 1870, to Allegheny City."

He was married in September, 1842, to Isabel W., eldest daughter of Samuel Hamilton, for several years a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature.


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  • Maintained by: Jennifer Maddox
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 16049541
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col William Daniel Leasure (18 Mar 1819–4 Oct 1886), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16049541, citing Greenwood Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jennifer Maddox (contributor 48301488) .