Harvey Lieurance

by David Clemens


My Great Grandfather Harvey Lieurance, along with his brother Parker, enlisted in Company C of the 83rd Ohio Infantry, 11 October 1862 at Camp Dennison. He served in Company C and Company H of the 48th Ohio Veteran Volunteers until discharged 11 October 1865 in Houston, Texas. He was present at the Battle of Vicksburg where he contracted malaria. He was treated at Benton Barracks, LA where he also contracted small pox. Pvt. Lieurance was treated on board the "Floating Palace" on the Mississippi, and in St. Louis. After discharge he received a pension of $8 per month because of chronic lung problems and general poor health. He died 9 February 1906 of injuries sustained when the team he was driving was spooked by a Topeka City Railroad car.


Excepted with permission from
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883)

Produced by Rosana J. Whiteknight and Paula Talbert

Thanks to Stephen E. Williams for researching this excerpt.

HARVEY LIEWRANCE, farmer, Section 7, P. O. Tecumseh. Owns 174 acres, eighty acres cultivated and ninety-four in pasture, timber and meadow. Raises some stock, has twenty head of cattle and fifty head of hogs. Came to Kansas March, 1867, renting one year and locating on present farm in 1868. Has been Township Assessor for four years, and a member of the School Board for three years. Enlisted as private in Company H, Forty-eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteers, October 11, 1862, and was with his regiments in most of its campaigns. Was in the engagements at Arkansas Post and Chickasaw Bluffs, and at Fort Blakely, Ala. Was mustered out at Houston, Texas, October 11, 1865. Was born in Ohio, August 16, 1842, and came from native place to Kansas. Has been married twice - November 8, 1868, to Hester A. Stevenson, and had two children, Clara E. and Mary F. Was married again March 2, 1875, to Alice Reed; two children by second marriage, Edna A. and Otto R. Is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Grand Army of the Republic.



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