Mortimer D. Leggett
Born: April 19, 1831 Ithaca, New York
Died: Cleveland, Ohio April 25, 1896
Buried: Lakeview Cemetery,Cleveland


  • Organized first system of classified public schools in Ohio in Akron
  • 1856: Lawyer, Superintendant,Warren Schools
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  • 1857: Lawyer, Superintendant,Zanesville, Ohio Schools
  • December 1861: Lieutenant Colonel, 78th Ohio Infantry
  • January 1862: Colonel,78th Ohio Infantry
  • April 1862: Wounded at Battle of Shiloh, TN
  • May 1862: Wounded at Corinth,MS
  • Brigade Commander
  • August, 1862, Wounded Bolivar,TN
  • November 1862: Brigadier General
  • November 1862: Wounded Champion Hills, MS
  • Spring 1863: Wounded twice at Fort Hill, MS during siege of Vicksburg
  • July 1863: Commander, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corp
  • July 1864: Brevet Major General
  • January 1865: Major General
  • 1871 - 1875 U.S Commissioner of Patents
  • President, Brush Electric Company

photograph courtesy MA Commandary, MOLLUS