Major General Mortimer D. Leggett Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: April 19, 1821 in Ithaca, New York
Died: January 6, 1896 in Cleveland, Ohio
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Mortimer D. Leggett (1821-1896), Superintendent of the Zanesville Public Schools and law partner of future Ohio Governor Jacob Cox, served as a volunteer in the US Army throughout the Civil War. He led troops at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, and on Sherman's march to the sea, temporarily commanding a corps, and was brevetted a major general in 1865. President Grant appointed him Commissioner of Patents in 1871, a post he held for a decade.

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