William Lessick


BirthSept. 7, 1844
DeathOct. 8, 1937
CemeteryHighland Grove (Ainsworth)
Unit22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company A

Corporal William Lessick

Company A, 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry (6 months, 1863-1864)

Lessick (also known as Lessig) was born in Fannettsburg (Franklin County), Pennsylvania on September 7, 1844. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on July 16, 1863. Lessick enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal on January 5, 1864. He served about 8 months before his discharge on February 5, 1864.

The 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry was organized at Harrisburg for 6 months in June/July 1863. The unit was also known at the 185th Pennsylvania Volunteers. The regiment was assigned to duties in the Cumberland and Shenandoah Valleys of Virginia. It was involved in the pursuit of Confederate forces after the Battle of Gettysburg.

Lessick died on October 8, 1937 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Highland Grove Cemetery in Ainsworth (Brown County), Nebraska.

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


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