Leicester Austin Webb
Full name : Leicester Austin Webb
Alternate spellings, aliases :
Lester A.; Luster; Leister
Father : Oliver Webb
Mother : Louisa Ellis
Date of Birth : 26 December 1842
Place of Birth : Webb Settlement,
Ridgefield Township, Huron County, Ohio
Notes : click here to see information on Webb Settlement
Vitals : (at age 19)
Eyes : Blue
Hair : Light
Complexion : Light
Height : 5' 8"
Notes : Stats from Regular Army enlistment roll, 26
[click here to see an image of Lester Webb
(on the right), taken about 1864]
[click here to see a close-up of Lester
Spouse : not married
Date of Marriage :
Place of Marriage :
Date of Death : 6:15 AM, 27 August
Place of Death : Post Hospital,
Fort Buford, Dakota Territory (Williams County, North Dakota). Lester entered the post hospital on 28
February 1881 and was there until he died.
Burial Information: Originally
buried in post cemetery at Fort Buford; remains may have been re-interred at
Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument about 1896.
Burial Register for Fort Buford, 1881
No., Name, Occupation, Date, Cause
107, Shane, Baptiste; Post
Interpreter, 10 Feb 1881, suicide by shooting
108, Durant, Emma; Wife of Ind
Scout, 14 Feb 1881, pneumonia
109, Agarra, Fernando; Indian
Scout, 24 Mar 1881, heart disease
110, Jones, Harry P.; Civilian, 13
Apr 1881, suicide by poison
111, Donelly, Edward; na, 4 May
112, Bear, Left Hand; Indian
Scout, 11 July 1881, inf of kidney
113, Morrison, Sophia Wyatt; Dau
of QM Clerk, 7 Aug 1881, cerebral congestion
114, Morrison, George;Son “ “
“ , 17 Aug 1881, cholera infortum
115, Webb, Lester A; Civilian, [no
date], morbus caxan
John A. Doerner, Chief Historian,
at Little Bighorn, notes, ‘Although internments from Ft. Buford were
transferred to Custer National Cemetery in 1896, there is no known internment
record for him here. It is possible
that his name on his original marker that may have been constructed of wood
became illegible by 1896 and he was transferred along with 38 other unknowns to
Custer National Cemetery. These unknown
internments are buried in Section A; intermittent graves 50-79, and 139-159.’
Cause of Death : Dr. L.W. Crampton
listed death as caused by ‘hip disease’; post returns record death as ‘morbus
Notes : Death recorded by Army
Surgeon (source) and in E547 Medical History of Posts Volume 201 (below). Hip-disease is a disease of the hip joint,
characterized by inflammation, fungus growth and caries (decay) of the bones,
also called hip-evil. The acetabulum is
the cavity or socket, as of the innominatum or hip-bone which receives the head
of the thigh bone, which Crampton noted was necrotic.
August 1881, "Lester A. Webb a citizen patient and in post hospital died
at 6:15 AM of hip disease. Post mortem
showed necrosis of the entire head of and the posterior portion of acetabulum.",
certified by L.W. Crampton, Ass't Surgeon, USA, Post Surgeon
Probate Information : Lester
issued a power of attorney to his brother, Martin Luther Webb, on 16 July 1881,
only about a month before he died.
Territory of Dakota
County of Pallette
Know all men by these presents that
I, Lester A. Webb of Deadwood, Lawrence County, Dakota, do hereof constitute
and appoint Martin L. Webb of Roscoe, Goodhue County, Minnesota Attorney and
Agent for me and in my name, place and stead in all matters concerning my
undivided fourth of Pioneer Ditch built for necessary and other purposes
situated in Lawrence County, Dakota Territory, commencing at a certain creek
called White Tail Creek and running to Gold River, Lead City and other
full power to commence all actions at law for recovering whatever may be due to
me under such interest and generally in the premises – also authority to
collect all monies and give full receipts for same in my behalf and power to
transfer, bargain and convey all property and estate of mine. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this 16th day of July AD 1881, (signed) Lester A. Webb
Witness Henry Roth, Thomas L. Sims
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence
of Saml O’Connell, Notary Public in and for the Territory of Dakota at Fort
Buford, DT this 16th day of July AD 1881.
(signed ) Saml O’Connell, Notary
The words (and other) on
the 11th line and (?) to transfer all property and estates of mine of 23rd and
24th lines were added by me.
(signed ) Saml O’Connell, Notary
Public, July 16, 1881
[click here to see an image of this document]
Military Service : Civil War, Union
Unit1 : Captain Colvill's Company,
later known as Company F, 1st Regiment Minnesota Infantry ('The Bloody First')
Rank : Private
Term of Service : 29 April 1861-
24 October 1862
Unit2 : U.S. Regular Army, Company
B, 6th Regiment Cavalry
Rank : Private
Term of Service : 26 October 1862
- 5 May 1864
Notes : Military Service Record of
Lester A. Webb, Private, Company F, 1st Regiment Minnesota Infantry Volunteers
Lester A. Webb, enlisted on or about 29 April 1861,
and was mustered in 15 May 1861 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota to Captain
Colvill’s Company, (Company F), 1st Regiment Minnesota Infantry
Volunteers. He may, or may not have
been among the initial lot of men enlisted for ninety day service almost a month
before, but it is certain that he was among the men mustered for three years on
15 May 1861. Colonel Gorman reported
the regiment full on 22 May 1861 and ready for duty and Lester traveled with
the regiment to Washington, DC.
He participated in the first
Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, Virginia, 21 July 1861 when his company along
with Company A and the New York Fire Zouave Regiment were very heavily engaged
against the 33rd Regiment Virginia Infantry. After the route of Union forces later in the afternoon, they covered the
general retreat along the western flank. Little evidence of this is in his service record, although an entry the
diary of his brother, Loren for 24 August 1861, reads, “To day I received a letter from my brother Lester, the first since the
fight at Bull Run, who was engaged in it.”
A register indicates letters sent
to and received from Lester by his brother Loren, and gives some idea of where
he was. Lester sent letters : 1 August
1861 from Washington, DC; 12 September 1861 from Washington, DC; 5 October 1861
from Washington, DC; 24 October 1861 from Washington, DC; 14 November 1861 from
Edwards Ferry, Virginia; 11 December 1861 from Washington, DC; 25 January 1862
from Washington, DC; 19 February 1862 at Washington, DC; and 24 March 1862 from
In April of 1862, he was absent
for the first time from his company and in the hospital at Hampton, Virginia,
listed as ‘sick’. He later participated
in and was slightly wounded at the Battle of Antietam Creek at Sharpsburg,
Maryland on 19 September 1862, as another note in his brother Loren's diary
entry of 23 October 1862 indicates, "I have
not heard from him since the battle of Antietam in which he participated. He was wounded slightly but has recovered
again. I am happy to know he is not dead."
He was discharged from the 1st Regiment Minnesota
Infantry on 24 October 1862, at Bolivar, Virginia pursuant to Orders 154 and
162 from the War Department, at which time he joined the U.S. Regular Army,
probably to receive bonus pay. As much
as $500.00 was being offered with no extension of term of service to those who
would leave their Volunteer regiments and fill the dwindled ranks of the
Regular Army. Lester Webb joined
Company B, 6th Regiment US Cavalry Regulars for several apparent reasons.
His regiment had just been through
a grievous battle at Antietam, in which it had lost many men dead and
wounded. The 1st Minnesota had been
fighting and marching almost continuously since the Battle of Bull Run and were
tired and demoralized. The idea of
joining a gallant cavalry troop must have seemed appealing - but more
practically, his skills as a frontier horseman were greatly in need. Little time would be needed to train Lester
in the rigors of military cavalry drills and maneuvers.
He enlisted 26 October 1862 at
Knoxville, Maryland to Lieutenant Coats for a term of one year and six months
and was described as a 19 years old volunteer soldier, standing 5’ 9” tall with
blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion. He was mustered in to Troop B, 6th Regiment United States Cavalry. Troop B, was one of the few companies in
this light cavalry regiment to be issued Carbines in addition to the sabers and
pistols issued to the rest of the regiment. A handsome young man, hardy and sturdy from a life on the frontier in
Minnesota, brave, proven and battle hardened, he must have made a dashing
figure as a cavalryman.
He was present with the regiment
during its participation in the battles and skirmishes 1 November 1862 at
Philmont, Virginia; 5 November 1862 at Barbee’s Crossroads, Virginia; 10
November 1862 at Corbin’s Crossroad’s, Virginia, and 11 – 15 December 1862 at
Fredericksburg, Virginia where he was stationed when he sent a letter to his
brother Loren on 5 February 1863.
He was subsequently captured at
Richard’s Ford, on the Rappahannock River in Virginia (about 10 miles from
Fredericksburg) on 14 February 1863 while on picket duty several miles from the
regiment’s encampment.. On the morning
of 15 February 1863, it was discovered that the nine men on the Picket Post at
Richard’s Ford (John Lepper, Upton Donnelly, David B. James, George Leads,
William H. Lee, Eli Staley, Lester, and Robbert Webster) were all missing, and
it was later learned that they had been taken the previous night in a raid.
He was paroled and released on 20
February 1863 at City Point, Virginia by the Confederates. The next day, he is recorded at Camp Parole
at Annapolis, Maryland. Arrangements were
made to send Lester to Fort Snelling and he must have gotten started by March;
a letter sent to Lester 8 April 1863 was addressed to Milan, Ohio where he
briefly visited his family in the company of his father Oliver Webb, who had
traveled to Ohio from Roscoe, Minnesota. He escorted the convalescing soldier back to Minnesota.
He is listed as the sole member of
the 6th Regiment US Cavalry on the Garrison Rolls of Fort Snelling, and
assigned to the Detachment of Invalids and Convalescents starting May 1863, but
in the hospital almost the entire time through early the next year. He is listed on the muster rolls of the
Hospital at Fort Snelling from May through November 1863. Several letters sent
to Lester from July through October 1863 were addressed to Fort Snelling,
For the months of August,
September, October 1863 Lester is listed as ‘under confinement, or arrest’ by
order, for being ‘...beyond the limits of the post, Aug 20, 1863.’ For November and December he is listed as
absent without leave, and was known to have been at home in Roscoe, Goodhue County,
Minnesota since about 10 December 1863 through Christmas. The exact reason of his arrest is not
exactly clear, but he was reported present on the Hospital muster rolls for
January and February, at which time he is dropped from that roll and transferred
to the Detachment of Convalescents and Invalids.
In February 1864 his clothing account was not
settled, to the amount of $12.03, and at the time of his discharge he had drawn
clothing to the amount of $30.04. His
final statement, certified by 1st Lieutenant Lyman B. Smith, Commanding the
Convalescent Detachment, indicates he was last paid at Fort Snelling to include
the entire time from his enlistment until 4 May 1864. Lester A. Webb, was
honorably discharged 5 May 1864 by expiration of term of service.
[Compiled Service Record for the First
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
(10) – 6th
Reg’t US Cavalry muster roll for Troop B; transcription pending. This
fragmentary muster roll was one of the few pieces of information available
detailing Lester’s cavalry service. I
found it in several pieces at the bottom of the archival box filled with 6th
Cavalry muster rolls, I placed the torn pieces together on my scanner bed as
best I could and scanned. It turned out
better than I expected.
(11) - a series
of correspondence describing Lester’s capture and release by the rebels and
some information about his convalescence at Fort Snelling.
Education : Literate; attended school in 1850 (on
census) and attended some at Hamline University at Red Wing, Minnesota between
1857 and 1861.
Occupation(s) : Listed as farmer
in 1860 census on his father’s property in Roscoe, Goodhue County, Minnesota; a
soldier in the Army of the Potomac 1861-1864; in 1864 he is listed on the Poll
Lists at Silver City, Jefferson County, Montana Territory and in 1870 as a
farmer in East Gallatin, Gallatin County, Montana Territory; in 1878 he was
assigned as Delegate to the Republican Convention of Lawrence County, Dakota
Territory and chosen to run for Constable of Lawrence County; in 1880 he had no
occupation and was living with his brother Francis in Marshall County,
Indiana. He was listed as having the
disability of ‘rheumatism’ then and there is no evidence that he ever really
Property : largely unknown; may
have owned water rights to mining operations in or near the Black Hills; a
property or project called the Pioneer Ditch.
[Click here to read about the Pioneer Ditch
Lester A. Webb’s property in Deadwood, Lawrence County, Dakota Territory –
click here for an image of the deed of 6 May 1880.
[Deadwood, Lawrence County,
South Dakota (Grantor & Grantee) Deeds, book 8, page 588]
Assignment of Lease and Bill of
Sale John Mattimore to L. A. Webb, Filed May 6th 1880 at 2:45 o'clock P.M. C. H. McKinnis, Register of Deeds per W. L.
Bill of Sale
Know all men the these presents,
that I, John Mattimore of the City of Deadwood in the County of Lawrence, and
Territory of Dakota, for and in consideration of Ten (10) dollars to me paid
the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, have granted,
bargained, sold, and conveyed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell
and convey to L. A. Webb, of the same County and Territory, and undivided one
half (1/2) interest in and to the frame building situated on Lot 21 in Block 2
on Sherman Street in South Deadwood, in said Lawrence County - (the same being
on the lot leased by E. A. Wetmore, to myself and G. H. Tillerton, under date
of November 6th, 1879). To have and to
hold, to him the said L. A. Webb, his heirs and assigns, subject to the
provisions of the said lease.
In witness, whereof, I have
herewith set my hand and seal, this Second (2nd) day of December A.D. 1879.
(signed) John Mattimore
Witness, John A. Swift, Ed. A.
[Deadwood, Lawrence County, South
Dakota (Grantor & Grantee) Deeds, book 4, page 12]
Quit Claim Deed.
5290 Lester A. Webb to Roderick McLennan } Territory of Dakota, County
of Lawrence, }SS I hereby certify that
this deed was filed for record in my office, at 1:45 o'clock P.M., on the 25th
day of May A.D. 1880. C. H. McKinnes,
Register of Deeds by W. H. Watt, Deputy.
This Deed, made this 22 day of Jany
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty, between Lester
A. Webb of the County of Lawrence and Territory of Dakota of the first part and
Roderick McLennan of the County of Lawrence and Territory of Dakota of the
second part : Witnesseth that the said party of the first part, for and in
consideration of the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, of the said party of the first
part, in hand paid by the said party of the second part; the receipt whereof is
hereby confessed and acknowledged has remised, sold and quit-claimed, and by
these presents does remise, sell and quit-claim, unto the said party of the
second part, his heirs and assigns forever, all the right, title and interest
which the said party of the first part has in and to the following described
property, situate and being in the County of Lawrence and Territory of Dakota
to wit : Lot no 21 in Block 2 - on the East side of Sherman Street South
Deadwood including the Bedrock title thereof or so much of Placer Claim No 16
above discovery Whitewood Placer Mining District as is covered by said
Lot. Also and undivided (1/2) one half
interest in the frame building situate thereon and all other improvements and
To have and to hold the same,
together with all and singular the appurtenances and privileges thereunto
belonging, or in anywise thereunto appertaining; and all the estate, right,
title and interest whatsoever, of the said party of the first part, to the only
proper use and benefit of the said party of the second part, his heirs and
assigns forever, in witness whereof, the said party of the first part hereunto
set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. (signed) Lester A. Webb
Territory of Dakota, County of
Lawrence }SS I, C. H. McKinnes,
Register of Deeds in and for said County, in the said Territory aforesaid, do
hereby certify that Lester A. Webb personally known to me as the person who is
described in and who executed the annexed deed, appeared before me this day in
person, and acknowledged that he signed, sealed and delivered the said
instrument of writing as his free and voluntary act for the uses and purposes
therein set forth. Given under my hand
and official seal, this 23rd day of May A. D. 1880. (signed) C. H. McKinnes, Register of Deeds, per W. H. Watt,
Location of Residences, record of
movement, migration, etc. :
As soon as Lester was discharged from the Army, he went west to Montana. He is listed in the October 1864 Silver
City, Jefferson County, Montana Territory Poll list and was farming in East
Gallatin Precinct, Gallatin County, Montana Territory when enumerated in the
1870 Census. He went to Deadwood several
years later, where his arrival at the IXL Hotel was noted in the local
newspapers on 15 June 1877. He was a
veteran, a staunch republican and he stumped for it during the 1877/78
Convention. Newspaper of 20 October
1878 has him listed as Convention delegate from Crook, a nearby mining town,
originally the capital of Lawrence County, before being moved to Deadwood. He traveled about, as evidenced by his
departure by coach, via Sydney on 17 March 1878 (destination unknown). During October of 1878 Lester served again
as Republican delegate from Crook City to the County Convention. The Convention nominated Lester as one of
four candidates on the ballot for the office of Constable, he however lost in
November, coming in fourth place. Lester was involved in a court case (civil case) vs. a man named Haggin,
but the case was dropped in February 1880 (reasons unknown).
In late 1879 Lester accepted a
promissory note in the sum of $5000 on a part of his ownership in the Pioneer
Ditch and in early 1880 he received the $5000.00 (or so it appears from the
deeds); in May 1880 he purchased a one-half interest in a frame building
located at Lot 21, Block 2 on Sherman Street in South Deadwood.
[Black Hills Daily Times. Deadwood City, Dakota Territory. 15 June 1877 (extract)]
Principal Hotel Arrivals
I X L - Noah Keetle, John Matlock,
Buffalo; A. D. Woodson, H. T. Huff, St. Louis; R. R. McCracken, Boston; Frank
Howard, L. A. Webb, Minn; H. Kemper, G. Crystal, Cheyenne; C. C. weston, Omaha;
Toney Mullen, New York.
[Black Hills Daily Times. Dead Wood City, Dakota Territory. 19 June 1877 (extract)]
Principal Hotel Arrivals
I X L - W. Lovell, Boston; E. J.
Potts, Mich; James Canzett, Cheyenne; F. L. Fergerson, Iowa; W. E. Handlay,
Rapid City; Geo W. Meredith, L. W. Reed, N. Y.; W. Rongrove, F. H. McClure,
Boston; J. M. F. Cumming, St. Louis; J. F. Brown, Cheyenne; Alexis Highby, Mo;
L. A. Webb, John P. Belding, Sidney; E. Cutner, I. H. Fred, Cheyenne; H. Lake,
Gold Run; J. Leslie, Bear Gultch; C. B. Russell, Buffalo.
[Black Hills Daily Times. Deadwood City, Dakota Territory. 8 October 1878 (extract)]
The following named gentlemen are
the delegates reported to date, who were elected at the primary election held on
Saturday last to represent Lawrence County in the convention called to meet in
Deadwood on Wednesday of this week for the purpose of selecting delegates for
the district convention, which will meet at Rapid City on the 12th, and then to
the convention to meet at Central on the 16th inst., to make nominations for
the several officers of Lawrence county.
Deadwood - L. R. Graves, E. C.
Breasly, W. P Tyler, Jacob, Bartels, M. G. Chase, Charles Beechers, J. P.
Beldon, Wm. Nuttall, B. H. Wood, B. F. Hilderbrand, H. H. Holliday, A. W.
Central - Marshall, Ludwich,
McHugh, Elliot, Smith, Nelson.
Nevada Gultch - Col. John Lawrence.
Lead City - H. Udy, S. D. Newhouse,
Dr. Clyne, John Costello, J. A. Shiller, B. M. Mitchell.
Golden Gate - West, Ford, and Harshow.
Gayville - G. R. Hildebry, J. W.
Clark, M. K. Gilbert,
Spearfish - Jones, Cantner, and
Crook City - Capt. A. J. Knight,
Wm. Cable, G. F. Robinson and L. A. Webbe.
[Black Hills Daily Times. Deadwood City, Dakota Territory. 17 October 1878 (extract)]
(Continued from yesterday)
Two ballots were taken for
candidate for assessor resulting in the nomination of Col. John Lawrence.
The candidates nominated for
justices of the peace are : R. C. Wheeler, Deadwood. L. M. Vroman, Crook. Henry Hill, Lead. A. Alden,
The candidates for assessors are : P. Sullivan, Deadwood. A. J. White, Lead. - Argue, Central. L. A.
Dolph Edwards, of Deadwood, was
nominated by acclamation for superintendent of public instruction.
Henry Rholeder, of Deadwood, was
nominated for county surveyor.
Dr. A. G. Clyne, of Lead, was
nominated for coroner.
The following were selected on
central committee : A. W. Hantle, chairman; E. C. Breasley, L. R. Graves, C. H.
E??, A. C. Marshman, E. R. Carter, John Lawrence, L. W. Valantine, Dr. J. M.
Latham, J. C. Davis, J. A. Schmidt, L. Elliott, C. Rorabaugh, A. Dunne, J. F.
Coates, Captain West, and W. W. Smithson.
The convention adjourned.
[Black Hills Daily Times. Deadwood City, Dakota Territory. 17 March 1879 (extract)]
Arrivals and Departures by Coach
Via Sidney, March 17 - John J. Clark, John Clark, L. A. Webb
Census. East Gallatin Precinct,
Gallatin County, Montana Territory
Page, Dwelling/Family, Name, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value
115, 7/5, Perry Dickerson, 30,
Male, White, Farmer, na, Vermont, voter
115, 7/5, Horatio Barber, 40,
Male, White, Farmer, 0/100, Vermont, voter
115, 7/5, Wesley Brown, 26, Male, White,
School Teacher, na, Maine, voter
115, 7/5, Lester Webb, 26, Male,
White, Farmer, na, Ohio, voter
115, 7/5, George Horton, 27, Male,
White, Farmer, na, Wisconsin, voter
115, 7/5, William Collehan, 34,
Male, White, Farm Labourer, Ireland, foreign born parents, voter
115, 7/5, David Carlton, 40, Male,
White, Farm Labourer, Maine, voter
1880 Federal Census. Town of Argos, Wilmet Township, Marshall
County, Indiana. Enumerated by
Francis D. Webb.
Page, Dwelling/Family, Name,
Color, Sex, Age, Relation, Marital Stat, Occupation, School, Born, Father born,
33, 142/147, Francis Webb, White, Male, 44, Head, Married, Engineer in Saw
Mill, unemployed 4 mos., Ohio, New York, Canada
33, 142/147, Rachel Webb, White,
Female, 42, Wife, Married, Keeping house, na, Indiana, Virginia, Virginia
33, 142/147, Clara Webb, White,
Female, 23, Daughter, Single, At Home, Blind, Indiana, Ohio, Indiana
33, 142/147, Rosa Webb, White, Female, 17, Daughter, Single, Tailoress, na,
Indiana, Ohio, Indiana
33, 142/147, Eva Webb, White,
Female, 12, Daughter, Single, At school, na, Indiana, Ohio, Indiana
33, 142/147, Lulu Webb, White,
Female, 10, Daughter, Single, At school, na, Indiana, Ohio, Indiana
33, 142/147, Leister Webb, White,
Male, 37, Brother, Single, none, crippled w/rheumatism, Ohio, New York, Canada
1880 Federal Census. Lead City,
Lawrence County, Dakota Territory
Page, Dwelling/Family, Name,
Color, Sex, Age, Relation, Marital Stat, Occupation, School, Born, Father born,
198, x/x, Horatio N. Barber, White,
Male, 50, Head, Single, Saloon Keeper, Vermont, Vermont, Vermont
198, x/x, Roderick McLennan,
White, Male, 34, na, Single, Saloon Keeper/Partner, Scotland, Scotland,
198, x/x, John B. Tortat, White,
Male, 30, na, Single. Bartender, Alabama, France, Maine
Horatio N. Barber was in Company F
with Lester. They traveled west
together after the war, farming in Gallatin, Montana and engaging in business
Family : no known family of his
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