Alfred B. Leeper

Company A, 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Sgt. ALFRED B. LEEPER was a native of Ohio, born in 1837. With only a common school education he became a successful teacher. He came to Illinois a few years before the war and settled on Buckeye Prairie, near Taylorville. He enlisted as private, but was soon promoted to sergeant. He was with his company in all its campaigns, and was a splendid soldier. He claims to have fired the last shot from the regiment in the battle of Chickamauga. Since the war he has resided on his farm, a very fine one, near Owaneco, Ill., and has ever since been a farmer, and the same time doing much work as a drainage engineer. He is a mason and prominent in the work of the order. He has always been prominent in work for the promotion of patriotism; is a member of the G. A. R., and has been commander of his post. He is also one of the founders and a prominent officer in a new order called the Comrades of the Battle-Field. His address is Owaneco, ILL..

Source: History of 115th Reg ILL Vol. Infantry
By: Isaac Henry Clay Royse
2nd Lt. Co. E
Published 1900 Windsor & Kenfield Pub. Co. Chicago
Library # 973.7473R892
Terre Haute, IN. July 1900

Submitted by William Baran

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