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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II
p792
1907

(Born Pa.)

Charles McK. Leoser

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Charles McKnight Leoser: Born Aug. 4, 1839.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: as Acting Adjutant of Ellsworth's Zouaves, May 9 to July, 1861, being engaged

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861: Declined)

in the Capture of Alexandria, Va., May 24, 1861, — and Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July, 1861,

(Colonel, 11th New York Volunteers, Aug., 1861)

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Aug. 8, 1861)

to Apr., 1862; on leave of absence, Apr. 23 to May 11, 1862; in the Virginia

(Resigned Volunteer Commission, Apr. 18, 1862)

Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May 11 to July 6, 1862; in Recruiting and Re-organizing Company at Buffalo, N. Y., July, 1862, to May 17, 1863; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May 17 to June 9, 1863, being engaged in the Combat of Beverly Ford, June 9, 1863, where he was wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, June 9 to July 30, 1863; on detached service

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, June 9, 1863)

p793 at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., July 30 to Nov. 9, 1863; as Special Inspector of Cavalry, Nov. 9, 1863, to Jan. 11, 1864; on leave of absence, Jan. 11 to Feb. 4, 1864; in command of Company (Army of the Potomac), near Mitchell's Station, Va., Feb. 4 to Mar. 10, 1864; on Special duty at New York, Mar. 10 to Apr. 28, 1864; in the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May 4 to June 11, 1864, being engaged in the Combat of Todd's Tavern, May 7, 1864, — Capture of Spottsylvania C. H., May 8, 1864, — "Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sheridan's Raid" to Haxall's Landing, and returning to the vicinity of Chatfield Station, May 9‑29, 1864, cutting the Virginia Central Railroad, — Action at Beaver Dam, May 10, 1864, — Battle of Yellow Tavern, May 11, 1864, — Combat of Meadow Bridge, May 12, 1864, — Action of Hanovertown, May 27, 1864, — Battle of Hawes's Shop, May 28, 1864, — Battle of Cold Harbor, May 31 to June 1, 1864, — and Battle of Trevillian Station, June 11, 1864, when he was captured; as Prisoner of War, on parole at Annapolis, Md., June 11, 1864, to Jan. 18, 1865; on detached service at Winchester, Va., Jan. 18 to Oct. 10, 1865; and on leave of absence, Oct. 10‑19, 1865.

Resigned, Oct. 19, 1865.

Civil History. — Merchant, New York city, 1865‑80; and Publisher since 1880.

Vol. IV
p125
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Charles McKnight Leoser)

Civil History. — Publisher, New York city, 1880 to 1896.

Died Feb. 23, 1896, at Larchmont Manor, N. Y.: Aged 57.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1896, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


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