Name LANDER, Frederick West
Born December 17 1821, Salem MA
Died March 2 1862, Camp Chase (Paw Paw) WV
Pre-War Profession Surveyor, particularly for railroads.
War Service 1861 aide to McClellan in western Virginia, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/Stone's Divn at Edwards Ferry (w), defended Hancock MD, asked to be relieved because of his health, died of a "mortal chill".
Notes Prolific writer of patriotic poems.
Name LAUMAN, Jacob Gartner
Born January 20 1813, Taneytown MD
Died February 9 1867, Burlington IA
Pre-War Profession Businessman
War Service July 1861 Col. of 7th Iowa, Belmont (w), commanded 4th Bde/2nd Divn at Fort Donelson, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/4th Divn at Shiloh, commanded 4th Divn/XVI Corps detachment in Vicksburg campaign, relieved of command after the defeat at Jackson (after the fall of Vicksburg), returned to Iowa to await orders.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Businessman
Name LAWLER, Michael Kelly
Born November 16 1814, Cty Kildare, Ireland
Died July 26 1882, nr Equality IL
Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US 1816, Mexican war, farmer, merchant.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 18th Illinois, Fort Donelson (w), served in Kentucky and Tennessee, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/14th Divn/XIII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River Bridge, served in Louisiana and Texas in the Dept. of the Gulf.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Farmer.
Name LEDLIE, James Hewett
Born April 14 1832, Utica NY
Died August 15 1882, Staten Island NY
Pre-War Profession Civil engineer.
War Service May 1861 helped raise 19th New York - Maj., Lt. Col., December 1861 Col., regiment redesignated 3rd New York Artillery, service in North Carolina, December 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers (not confirmed by Senate until Ledlie had pulled a few strings in October 1863), commanded 1st Divn/IX Corps (poorly) at Petersburg, performed badly at the Crater, criticised by a court of enquiry, resigned January 1865.
Post War Career Civil engineer.
Notes Despite continuing bad performance, his political connections assisted his advancement.
Name LEE, Albert Lindley
Born January 16 1834, Fulton NY
Died December 31 1907, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, state supreme court judge.
War Service October 1861 Maj. in 7th Kansas Cavalry, served in Kansas and western Missouri, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in cavalry operations around in the Vicksburg campaign, chief of staff to McClernand at Champion's Hill and Big Black River Bridge, wounded in siege of Vicksburg, chief of cavalry in Dept. of the Gulf, commanded the cavalry in Red River campaign, performed no further substantial duties, resigned May 1865.
Post War Career Businessman.
Name LEGGETT, Mortimer Dormer
Born April 19 1821, nr Ithaca NY
Died January 6 1896, Cleveland OH
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, schools superintendent, college professor.
War Service 1861 civilian aide to McClellan in western Virginia, January 1862 Col. of 78th Ohio, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, commanded 3rd Divn/XVII Corps in Atlanta campaign, Leggett's Hill, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, August 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. September 1 1864.
Post War Career Lawyer, US commissioner of patents, businessman.
Name LIGHTBURN, Joseph Andrew Jackson
Born September 21 1824, Webster PA
Died May 17 1901, Lewis Cty WV
Pre-War Profession Beaten by T J Jackson for a place at West Point, enlisted in US Army 1846, recruiting duty, resigned as Sgt. 1851.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 4th West Virginia, Charleston, Gauley Bridge, March 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XV Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Missionary Ridge, commanded a brigade in Atlanta campaign, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta (w), served in West Virginia and Maryland.
Post War Career Minister.
Name LOCKWOOD, Henry Hayes
Born August 17 1814, Kent Cty DE
Died December 7 1899, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1836, Seminole war, resigned US army 1837, farmer, professor of mathematics in US Navy, professor at US Naval Academy.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 1st Delaware, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the prison at Point Lookout, commanded 2nd Bde/1stDivn/XII Corps at Gettysburg, garrison duty near Harper's Ferry, commanded Middle Dept. at Baltimore, commanded 2nd Divn/V Corps at Cold Harbor, departmental duties in Maryland, led troops against Early's Washington raid, departmental duties.
Post War Career Instructor at Annapolis, served at Naval Observatory, retired 1876.
Name LOGAN, John Alexander
Born February 9 1826, Jackson Cty IL
Died December 26 1886, District of Columbia
Pre-War Profession Mexican war, lawyer, politician, US congressman.
War Service 1861 First Bull Run, raised the 31st Illinois - September 1861 Col., Belmont, Fort Donelson (w), March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn at Corinth, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign - Medal of Honor, commanded XV Corps in Atlanta campaign, Dallas GA (w), returned to Illinois for 1864 election, commanded his corps in Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career US congressman, US senator, writer.
Notes Credited with having the idea of Memorial Day.
On the Internet Gen. John A. Logan Museum
Cottingham, Carl D General John A. Logan: his life and times Carbondale IL, American Resources Group, 1982-89
Name LONG, Eli
Born June 16 1837, Woodford Cty KY
Died January 5 1903, New York NY
Pre-War Profession 1856 appointed 2nd Lt. in US Cavalry, frontier service.
War Service August 1861 Capt., transferred to 4th US Cavalry, Stone's River (w), February 1863 Col. of 4th Ohio Cavalry, Tullahoma campaign, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/Cavalry in Chickamauga campaign, Atlanta campaign, August 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Nashville, commanded the 2nd Divn in Wilson's raid, Selma (w).
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1867, lawyer, borough recorder.
Name LOWELL, Charles Russell
Born January 2 1835, Boston MA
Died October 20 1864, Cedar Creek VA
Pre-War Profession Businessman in railroads and ironworks
War Service May 1861 commissioned as Capt. in 3rd US Cavalry, Peninsula campaign, Antietam, recruited 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry - May 1863 Col., Washington defences, opposed Early's raid, commanded a Reserve Bde/1st Divn/Cavalry in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Third Winchester, Tom's Brook, Cedar Creek (mw), appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers on the day of the battle.
Emerson, Edward Waldo Life and letters of Charles Russell Lowell, captain Sixth United States Cavalry, colonel Second Massachusetts Cavalry, brigadier-general United States Volunteers Port Washington NY, Kennikat Press, 1971
Name LUCAS, Thomas John
Born September 9 1826, Lawrenceburg IN
Died November 16 1908, Lawrenceburg IN
Pre-War Profession Watchmaker, Mexican war.
War Service May 1861 Lt. Col. of 16th Indiana, Ball's Bluff, May 1862 Col., Richmond KY, Vicksburg campaign (w), commanded a brigade of cavalry in Red River campaign, November 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade and division in Mobile campaign, raided in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 26 1865.
Post War Career Employee of US Revenue Service, postmaster.
Name LYON, Nathaniel
Born July 14 1818, Ashford CT
Died August 10 1861, Wilson's Creek MO
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Seminole war, Mexican war, service in 'Bloody Kansas'.
War Service 1861 commanded St Louis arsenal, seized the pro-Confederate Camp Jackson, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Wilson's Creek (k).
Peckham, James Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, and Missouri in 1861: a monograph of the great rebellion New York, American News Company, 1866
Phillips, Christopher Damned Yankee : the life of General Nathaniel Lyon Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 1990
Name LYTLE, William Haynes
Born November 2 1826, Cincinnati OH
Died September 20 1863, Chickamauga GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican war, politician, Maj. Gen. of militia, poet.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 10th Ohio, Carnifax Ferry (w), commanded a recruit post in Kentucky, Kentucky campaign, commanded a 17th Bde/3rd Divn/I Corps at Perryville (w,c), November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, exchanged May 1983, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/XX Corps at Chickamauga (mw).
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