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Who Was William M. Leebrick of Halifax?

Posted By on October 3, 2016

In the list of Civil War veterans which was published in the Halifax Area Bicentennial Book in 1994, there is the name William Leebrick.  Not much is known about him other than he was credited with Civil War service.  He is not found in any Halifax area cemeteries.

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In the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Card File, found at the Pennsylvania Archives, there is a William M. Leibrick who served in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company E, as a Private.  The record card shows that he enrolled at Halifax, Dauphin County, on 16 September 1861, and was mustered into service more than one month later on 17 October 1861.  At the time of his enrollment, he stated that he was 24 years old (born about 1837), was born in Dauphin County, and was working as a manufacturer.  Also known from the card, was his height of 5 foot 10 inches, his dark hair, his light complexion, and his dark eyes.

The card also mentions that on a “date unknown,” William B. Leibrick was transferred to the Invalid Corps, also known as the Veteran Reserve Corps – and that his last name is also found in the rolls as Leebrick.

This is most likely the same person who is named in the Halifax list.


The following Military Index Cards were located at Fold3:

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For William M. Liberick, Company E, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry.  Original filed under William M. Leebrick.  Private.  Private.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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For William M. Lebric, Company E, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry.  Private.  Private.  Original filed under William M. Leebrick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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For William M. Leebrick, Company E, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry.  Private.  Private.  See also Veterans Reserve Corps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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For William M. Lebrick, 43rd Company, 2nd Battalion Veteran Reserve Corps.  Private.  Private.  Original filed under William M. Liebrick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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For William M. Liebrick, 43rd Company, 2nd Battalion Veteran Reserve Corps.  Private.  Private.  See also 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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For William M. Leebrick, 43rd Company, 2nd Battalion Veteran Reserve Corps.  Private.  Private.  Original filed under William M. Liebrick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Military Index Cards (shown above) are references to the set of cards that were compiled from the actual muster sheets, so it is possible by consulting the compile cards to locate the date and reason that William M. Leebrick transferred into the Veteran Reserve Corps.  Two sets of military records have to be consulted using the “filed under” reference for the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry and for the Veteran Reserve Corps.

No Pension Index Card has been located in the Fold3 records of the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry.  This could mean that William Leebrick may have died either while serving in the Veteran Reserve Corps and had no survivors who could collect a pension based on his service, or he died shortly after his service in the Veteran Reserve Corps.

At the present time, using readily available on-line resources, research is at a dead end on this veteran.  Help is requested from anyone who knows more about him.


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