Saturday, September 17, 2011

Levant W. Barnhart & William Hull, Sixth Michigan Cavalry.

The Michigan Sixth Cavalry, was known as Custer's Cavaalry Bigade.

The following was taken from a book written by Coloner J. H. Kidd, of the Sixth Cavalry.

Levant W. Barnhart, Residence Ypsilanti, entered the service November 25, 1862, Sergeant company E., 6th., cavalry; Second Lieutenant May 9, 1863. Firat Lieutenant November 12, 1863. Captain May 19, 1864. Ass't Adjt. Gen. Vol's, May26, 1865. Bvt. Major U. S. Vol's March 13, 1865. “for mertorious and distinguished service.” Mustered out March 20, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Levant W. Barnhart was but nineteen years of age and a boy of remarkable gifts. He was one of the prize taken in scholarship when he entered the University ( West Point? ) in 1860, in the class of 1864. His rise in the volunteers was rapid, passing successively through the grades of First Sergeant, Second and First Lieutenant. He in 1863, was detailed as acting adjutant. While serving in this position he attracted the notice of General Custer who secured his appointment by the War Department as asistant adjutant general with the rank of Captain. He served on the staff of General Custer till the war closed.
Levant W. Barnhart was born in 1844 and died in 1898, his burial was at Riverside cemetery, Denver Colorado.

Levant W.  Barnhart is on the left.

William Hull, Detroit entered the srvice May 1, 1861, as Sergeant company A. First ( 3 months ) infantry, mustered out August 7, 1861, reenlisted as a Second Lieutenant of the sixth cavalry, October 13, 1962. First Lieutenant March 16, 1863. Resigned March 16, 1865. Honorably discharged.
William Hull, was born 1840 and died in 1892, burial Elmwood cemetery Detroit Michigan.

1 comment: said...

J.H.Kidd and Levant W. BARNHART attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, class of 1864.