William Letcher


BirthJan. 15, 1843
DeathJune 9, 1936
CemeteryCentral City (Central City)
PostBuford (Central City)
Unit29th Indiana Infantry, Company A

Private William Letcher

Company A, 29th Indiana Infantry

Letcher was born in Indiana on January 15, 1843. He was residing in Angola (Steuben County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 27, 1861. Letcher served about 3 years and 1 month before his discharge on September 26, 1864.

The 29th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Laporte, Indiana on August 27, 1861. During Letcher’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles. Some of them include:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 12 killed and 17 wounded during 2 days of fighting.

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). Regimental losses were 15 killed, 5 wounded, 29 were captured, and 10 reported missing during the 2 day battle.

Letcher died on June 9, 1936 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Central City Cemetery in Central City (Merrick County), Nebraska. Letcher was a member of the Buford Post (#23) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Central City.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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