Private Levi VanCamp Eaton, Co. I, 44th Missouri Infantry, USA

ca. 1828  

  • Levi Eaton was born in Mason, KY.


  • August 20: The U.S. States Federal Census enumerated in Sullivan County, MO showed a 21-year-old Levi, a farmer, living with his wife Catherine. Living right next door was another Eaton family, most likely Levi’s parents, E.K. and Mary Eaton and siblings.


  • July 28: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Sullivan County, MO showed Levi, a farmer, and wife “Kitty” living with their 4 young children.


  • September 6: Levi enlisted in the U.S. Army in Wintersville, MO. Company Descriptive Roll describes him as Age: 36, Where born: Mason, Kentucky, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Dark, Height: 6ft 1in., Occupation: Farmer. 
  • September 19 to October 31: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November 30: Levi was wounded slightly in the shoulder during the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 20: Levi died from infection caused by his wound received at Franklin. He was in a General Hospital in Nashville.  He was buried at the Nashville National Cemetery in grave #3730.
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