91st PA: Daniel [B or G] Leidheiser

Daniel B [or G] Leidheiser

Before the war

He was born in 1842/43 (12 (19 in 1862)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and red hair (12).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 October 1862 (1, 12). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (12). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant Justus Gregory (1, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (13).

Beginning 13 August 1863, he was under arrest (4). He was tried on 20 August 1863, by a court including two members of the 91st Pennsylvania (Joseph Sinex and Francis Gregory) (15, 16). He was charged with forging an order, in that he presented a forged order signed Theodore Snyder for subsistance stores (15). He pled guilty to charge and specification (15). He stated that he wrote an order for loaves of bread because he felt ill, and did not want to bother Captain Casner, who had several times given him orders for subsistance stores (15). The Court confirmed his guilty plea, and sentenced him:(3, 15)

On 3 September 1863, the regiment ordered that the sentence be carried out (3). He was still reported under arrest on 5 September 1863, but not on 6 September 1863 (5, 6).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 30 men who had more than fifteen months to serve who were willing to reenlist (2). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (7, 11).

He was wounded in action 23 May 1864 by being shot in the leg (1, 10, 14). He died on 6 June 1864 of those wounds (1, 8, 9, 10). He was a private, in company K (17, 18, 19, 20).

He was buried in the National Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia (1, 9).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

3 special order 72, HQ 91st PA, 3 September 1863

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 13 August 1863 (DG Leitheiser [?])

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 5 September 1863 (not named)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 September 1863 (not named)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Leidheiser)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 29 June 1864 (Pri Leidheiser)

9 Veterans' cemeteries, on <www.ancestry.com> (searched 31 Mar 2005) (Dan G Leidosiser)

10 company K, register of deaths (Daniel S Leidheiser)

11 company K, list of men transferred, #30 (Daniel G [?] Leidheiser)

12 company K, descriptive roll (Daniel G Leidheiser)

13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (D G Leidheiser)

14 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (Daniel D Leitheiser)

15 general court-martial record, court convened 19 August 1863, Special Orders 179, HQ 5th Army Corps (D G Leidheiser)

16 National Archives Archival Research Catalog (accessed 24 July 2010) (D G Leidheiser)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel G Leidhieser)

18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel G Leidheiser)

19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel B Leidheiser)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Daniel B Leidheisher [?])

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index

court-martial record

[record of general court martial]
[this record immediately follows the record of John McCoy's general court martial, before the same court]


[page 1]

#1
Proceedings of a General Court Martial conveined [sic] in pursuance to the following Special Order, Viz

Hd Qrd 5th Army Corps
Camp at Beverly at [sic] Ford, Va, August 19th /63
Special Orders No 179 Extract

2 A General Court Martial is hereby appointed to meet in the Camp of Brig General Garrard's Brigade on Wednesday the 19th day of August 1863 at 10. oclock A.M. or as soon thereafter as practible [sic] for the trial of such officers and enlisted men as may be brought before it

Detail for the Court
1Colonel D. T. Jenkins146 New York Vols
2Lieut Col J. H. Cain155th Penna Vols
3Lieut Col J. H. Sinex91st Penna Vols
4Major J. F. Force140th New York Vols
5Captain Elwell S. Otis140th New York Vols
6Captain J. A. Cline155th Penna Vols
7Captain F. H. Gregory91st Penna Vols
82d Lieut W. A. Walker146th New York Vols
 1st Lieut J. B. Cushman
Judge Advocate
146th New York Vols


[page 2]

#2

No other officers than those named can be assembled at this time without manifest injury to the service.

The Court will sit without regard to hours.


By command of Maj Genl Sykes
Fred T. Locke
Asst Adjt General

Camp near Beverly Ford Va August 20th 1863

The Court met pursuant to the above order
Present
1 Col D. T. Jenkins
2 Lieut Col J. H. Cain
3 Lieut Col J. H. Sinex
4 Major J. F. Force
5 Captain E. S. Otis
6 Captain J. A. Cline
7 Captain F. H. Gregory
8 2d Lieut W. A. Walker

The prisoner D. G. Leidheiser private Co. K. 91st Regt Pa Vols was then brought into Court and having heard the Special Order convening the Court read was asked if he had any objections to the trial by any of the members named


[page 3]

#3

therein to which he replied in the negative. The Court was then duly sworn by the Judge Advocate and the Judge Advocate duly sworn by the presiding officer of the court in the presence of the Prisoner who was then arraigned and tried on the following Viz.


Charges & Specifications against Private D. G. Leidheiser Co K 91st Regt Pa Vols

Charge 1st Forging an Order
Specification 1st In this that he D. G. Leidheiser private Co. K 91st Pa Vols did on or about the 12th day of August 1863 bring an order to purchase Sub Stores Signed Lieut Snyder 91st Pa Vols Inf. said officer not being present with the Regiment at that time and said name being a forgery

Charges prefered by E. W. Warren Capt & CS
Station Camp near Beverly Ford, Va.
Date August 19th 1863
Witness
Adj 91st Pa. Vol Inf.
Micheal [sic] Weeland
J. D. Denton
E. D. Hopkins
[the last three named are connected by a brace, to whose right is written:] 146 New York Vols

[page 4]

#4

To which the prisoner plead [sic] as follows
To the Charge Guilty
To the Specification Guilty

No witnesses being called on the [sic] defense the prisoner made the following statement to the Court I had been down to the river to bathe feeling unwell comming [sic] back by the Commissary I saw some soft bread I went to my tent and wrote the order for these loaves of Bread Capt Casner my commanding officer had given me orders on the Commissary several times and I did not like to ask him for an order I did not think I was wrong at the time But thought it over afterwards and thought it was and felt very sorry I had done it

The case here closed

The court was then cleared and after mature deliberation do find the prisoner as follows of [sic]


Of the Specification Guilty
Of the Charge Guilty

And do therefore sentence him Private D. G. Leidheiser Co K 91st Pa Vol Inf to forfit [sic] $10.00 per month of his monthly pay for three months and to work at hard labor six


[page 5]

[the next page is missing from my copy, but a later summary of the orders finishes the sentence in this way:]
hours per day for thirty days under charge of the guard, and not to be excused from ordinary duty.

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Leidhieser Daniel G
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Leidheiser Daniel G

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 26 November]

Leidheiser Daniel G
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 26 November 2014]

Leidheiser David B
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Leidheiser Daniel G

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 4, transcribed 27 November 2014]

Leidheisher Daniel B
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Leidheiser Daniel G

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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