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David Edward Leggitts BaskervilleRoster ID 1054
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|Middle Name:||Edward Leggitts|
|Affiliation:||Class of 1862|
|Biography & Genealogy:||David Edward Leggitts Baskerville, Class of 1862: Born- approximately 1843. Matriculated from Lombardy Grove. At VMI 3 days. Left VMI because of "hazing and/or homesickness" on 5 August 1858. At UVA 1861. Military Record: Joined Capt E.S. Hutter's 1859 student company "The Southern Guard" on 17 April 1861 in Charlottesville. He was with the company at Harpers Ferry until the governor disbanded it. Unofficial source says he was a non-commissioned officer. Returned home and tried to organize infantry company. Enlisted at Boydton on 14 May 1861 for one year as a Pvt, Company A, 3rd Virginia Cavalry. Sick late 1861 through early 1862. Enlisted 10 November 1862 in Capt N. Penick's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Capt J.W. Lewis's Company) for three years or war. Made Cpl, Ordinace Sgt. Detailed 1863-1865 for duty with ordinace train. Paroled at Appomattox with one horse. Some records show his name "Baskervill, David E. J." Post War Career: Farmer. Died- unknown|