William D Leach

BirthJune 1, 1844
DeathFeb. 12, 1930
CemeteryMount Hope (Beaver City)
Unit29th Iowa Infantry, Company I

Private William D Leach

Company I, 29th Iowa Infantry

Leach was born in Indiana on June 1, 1844. He was residing in Guthrie County, Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 9, 1862. Leach was mustered on August 20, 1862 and served nearly 3 years. He was discharged on August 10, 1865 at New Orleans.

The 29th Iowa Infantry was organized at Camp Dodge (Council Bluffs), Iowa on December 1, 1862. During Leach’s enlistment, the 29th Iowa Infantry was involved in several major campaigns and battles. Some of them include:

Battle of Helena (AK) (July 4, 1863). Regimental losses were 7 killed and 24 wounded.

Capture of Little Rock (AK) (September 10, 1863).

Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AK) (April 30, 1864). Regimental losses were 8 killed, 55 wounded, and 34 captured.

Occupation of Mobile (AL) (April 12, 1865).

Leach died on February 12, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City (Furnas County), Nebraska.

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