Corp Andrew Leary

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Corp Andrew Leary

Birth
North Sewickley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Dec 1926 (aged 84)
Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Otter Creek, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 31199414 · View Source
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Andrew Leary (variations Larry & Lary) was the son of Sameul Leary (1805-1850) and Catherine Yoho (b 1811). He married D. Catherine Gallagher in Iowa 1871.

He enlisted as private in the Union Army on 31 Aug 1861. He resided in Butler County Pennsylannia at the time. His enlistment joined him to Company C, 100th Infantry Regiment Pennsylannia. He was promoted to full Corporal on 1 April 1865. He mustured out of Company C, 100th Infantry Regmiment Pennsylannia on 24 Jul 1865.

The 100th Regiment was known as the Round Head Regiment.

"It was recruited in the southwestern part of the state
in Aug., 1861, and ordered to Washington on Sept. 2, where its organization was completed add it was mustered into the U. S. service for a three years, term. Twelve companies were recruited but one was transferred to the 105th infantry. It was next ordered to Fortress Monroe, where it embarked on what proved to be an expedition to Port Royal. Here the fleet arrived Nov. 7, and captured Forts Walker and Beauregard. Beaufort was next occupied and the regiment remained in this vicinity for several months, the men suffering very much from sickness. The 100th, participated in the operations against Charleston in June, 1862, and lost very heavily in the engagement of June 16, near Secessionville. Returning to Hilton Head and Beaufort in July, it was ordered to Virginia, later being sent to Fredericksburg and attached to the 9th corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. After various marches
during the month of August, the regiment met the enemy on the Bull Run battlefield, where it saw hard service. After
engaging all day and losing heavily, a final charge was
ordered, from which only 198 out of 450 returned unhurt. It was active at Chantilly and South mountain, but was held in reserve at Antietam, owing to its crippled condition. It was engaged at Fredericksburg and after the battle performed important duty in covering the withdrawal of the troops, being selected as "The most reliable skirmish regiment in the brigade." In March, 1863, it was transferred to the Department of the Ohio and sent to Lexington, Ky., from which place it was ordered in June to the support of Gen. Grant at Vicksburg. It participated in the fighting at Jackson, Miss., after the fall of Vicksburg, and lost many men from sickness as well as from the enemy's fire. On its return north it was ordered to East Tennessee though many of the men were not fit for active service. It participated in an engagement at Blue
Springs and in the hardships of the siege of Knoxville, in
spite of which almost the entire regiment reenlisted on Jan. 1, 1864. At Annapolis, the rendezvous of the 9th corps, the 100th reported in March and became a part of the 2nd brigade, 1st division, attached to the Army of the Potomac. The 9th corps was closely engaged at the wilderness, Spottsylvania, the North Anna river and Cold Harbor. Moving to Petersburg, the 100th, was repeatedly in action, notably at the explosion of the mine, the raid on the Weldon railroad, Poplar Spring Church the Hatcher's run movements, and in the final assault on Petersburg, April 2, 1865. The regiment was mustered out at Washington on July 24, 1865."
Source: The Union Army, vol. 1


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  • Created by: Brian Elston
  • Added: 6 Nov 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 31199414
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Andrew Leary (24 Aug 1842–14 Dec 1926), Find a Grave Memorial no. 31199414, citing Star Cemetery, Otter Creek, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Brian Elston (contributor 47042542) .