Leggett, Mortimer Dormer, 1821-1896

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Birth 1821-04-19
Death 1896-01-06

Biographical notes:

Union soldier; lawyer; commissioner of patents.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Zanesville, Ohio, to W.W. Belknap, [18]70 Nov. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598241

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland, to President Hayes, 1877 May 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595681

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland, to J.M. Dalzell, 1875 Aug. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595685

Colonel of the 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War. He participated in the Battle of Shiloh and the Siege of Vicksburg and was promoted to Brigadier General.

From the description of Papers, 1887. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 18124357

Major General (MG) Mortimer D. Leggett served as a civilian aide to General McClellan in western Virginia during 1861. In January 1862, he was a Colonel of the 78th Ohio at Fort Donelson and Shiloh. During November 1862, Leggett was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers. He commanded the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, XVII Corps during the Vicksburg campaign. Leggett then commanded the 3rd Division of the XVII Corps from the Atlanta to the Carolinas campaigns. In August 1865, he was promoted to Major General of Volunteers.

From the description of Mortimer D. Leggett papers, 1864. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 60785411

Superintendent of schools, army officer, and businessman.

From the description of Letters of Mortimer Dormer Leggett, 1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014919


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  • Generals--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc
  • United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1865)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
  • Leggett, Mortimer Dormer, 1821-1896
  • Generals--United States--Correspondence
  • Soldiers--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
  • Soldiers--Ohio--Correspondence
  • Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
  • Vicksburg (Miss.)--History--Siege, 1863


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