Below are images of a portion of a  large collection of items related to Lt. Col. Leckey, Roundhead commander at 2nd Bull Run and Chantilly in 1862.  He resigned in December of 1862 after illness and the need to attend to family matters.  Paul Neeson has graciously provided a few materials from his recently purchased collection from Cowan's Auctions. The CDV image to the right is not part of this collection.

--The Websmith, David L. Welch

David Leckey Canteen

Special Orders No. 33: April 20, 1862 30 day Leave of Absence Permission from General David Hunter to Major David A. Leckey at Hilton Head, SC









Pass from Col. Daniel Leasure, Commanding 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps for Lt. Col. Leckey, Major Dawson and Adj. Leasure to go to Fortress Monroe and pick up horses and return on the evening boat.  Pass dated August 2nd 1862.










Lt. Col. David Leckey Resignation Letter dated December 27, 1862 following Battle of Fredericksburg:


I have been unable to attend to my duty in the regiment for some time on account of  my complaint which I had in Beaufort for the term of  8 weeks and which I have never been entirely clear of since.   I find after consulting the surgeon of the regiment that my hopes of getting better in this exposed condition  are very limited, and my primary affairs at home need my attention very much as I have a large family and no one to depend upon to attend to my affairs for me.  I would therefore respectfully offer my resignation as Lt. Col. of the 100th Regt. P.V.

Very Respectfully,

Your most obt. servant.

David A. Leckey Lt. Col

100th Penn Vols.















Lt. Col. David Leckey Collection

 through cowan's auctions purchased by PAUL NEESON in MAY 2009

Paul Neeson Collection, Used with permission,

All Rights Reserved







Post-war Image of Leckey




War-time Image of Lt. Col. David A. Leckey







CDV image of Lt. David Gilfillian from Leckey Collection.





Post-war image card of Rev. Audley Browne, "Trust in God and Keep your Powder Dry" from Leckey Collection




Lt. Col. David Leckey

Pension Record















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