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26th Arkansas Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Leonard WestermanRank: Unknown Company: E

Leonard Westerman was born Sep 1839 in Perry County, Tennessee, the son of John and Malinda Westerman. He served in Desha County Battalion, Arkansas militia during the Civil War. Leonard also served as a private in Company E. 26th Arkansas Infantry during the civil war at Selma, Arkansas, May 12, 1862; present through February 29, 1864. (Tombstone inscription indicates he served in Company B) 26th Infantry Regiment [also called 3rd Trans-Mississippi Regiment] was organized during the summer of 1862 with men from the northwestern section of the state. This unit served in McRae's, Cabell's, L. C. Gause's, and Roane's Brigade. It skirmished in the Indian Territory, saw action at Devil's Backbone, and later participated in the fight at Jenkins' Ferry. The regiment was included in the surrender on June 2, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Iverson L. Brooks, A. G. Greenwood, Asa S. Morgan, F. P. Yell; Lieutenant Colonels James P. Stanley and John C. Wright; and Major Samuel Gibson. Following the Civil War Leonard Westerman travelled with his family to Texas where he married Nancy Rovenia Adkinson on 30 Nov 1872 in Kaufman County, Texas. By 1888 the family had settled near Iredll, Bosque County, Texas where they remained until their deaths.

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Contact Name: Garland R. Lively
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