|Birth||Sept. 7, 1843|
|Death||Dec. 23, 1934|
|Unit||1st Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company D|
Private Levi W Eisley
Company D, 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry (15th Reserves)
Company H, 2nd Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry
Eisley was born on September 7, 1843. He enlisted and was mustered in the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry on February 25, 1864. Eisley served about 1 year and 5 months with the 1st Pennsylvania. The entire regiment was mustered out on June 17, 1865 and some of the members (including Eisley) were transferred to the 2nd Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry. He served less than 2 months with the 2nd unit which was mustered out on August 7, 1865 at Lebanon, Kentucky.
During Eisley’s enlistment, the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry was part of the Appomattox Campaign (VA) (March 28-April 9, 1865). During the campaign, the unit was involved in several major battles and historic events. Some of them include:
Battle of Dinwiddie Court House (VA) (March 30-31, 1865).
Battle of Five Forks (VA) (April 1, 1865).
Battle of Sailor’s Creek (VA) (April 6, 1865).
At Appomattox Court House (VA) (April 9, 1865) when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia.
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 23, 1865).
Eisley died on December 23, 1934 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Obert Cemetery in Obert (Cedar County), Nebraska.
Doc – Eisley(1PA).doc
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.