|Birth||Jan. 15, 1846|
|Death||Dec. 20, 1942|
|Unit||5th New York Cavalry, Company B|
Corporal Levi H Corbin
Company B, 5th New York Cavalry
Corbin was born in Warren County, Pennsylvania on January 15, 1846. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on February 11, 1864 at Owego, New York. Corbin was promoted to corporal on July 1, 1864. He served 1 year and 5 months before being out on July 19, 1865 at Winchester, Virginia.
Corbin joined the regiment in the final stages of the War. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles, campaigns, and historic events. Some of them include:
General Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (VA) (August 7-November 28, 1864).
Battle of Winchester (VA) (September 19, 1864).
Battle of Fisher’s Hill (VA) (September 21, 1864).
Battle of Cedar Creek (VA) (October 19, 1864).
Battle of Five Forks (VA) April 1, 1865).
At Appomattox Court House when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia (April 9, 1865).
Corbin died on December 20, 1942 at the age of 96 years. He is buried in the Ohiowa Cemetery in Ohiowa (Fillmore County), Nebraska. Corbin was a member of the Hunter Post (#122) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ohiowa.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.