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Leland, Oscar Hopestill


Age: 36, credited to Baltimore, VT
Unit(s): 30th TX CAV
Service: Adjutant, 30th TX CAV (CSA) [College: NU 53]

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Birth: 07/21/1826, Baltimore, VT
Death: 05/18/1914

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX
Marker/Plot: Block 11, Lot 52
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 116900510


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: NU 54
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, TX

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Oscar Hopestill Leland

Oscar Hopestill Leland, born in Baltimore, attended Norwich University from 1851 to 1853. He taught school in Georgia from 1853 to 1855, when he moved to Texas. He received an A.B. and an A.M. degree from Baylor University in 1856 and 1860, respectively. He served as Adjutant of the 30th Texas Cavalry from 1862 to 1865.

Grenville M. Dodge, Norwich University, 1819-1911, The Capital City Press, Montpelier, Vt., 1911, ii:547.

Waco Pioneer Dies

Waco, May 19 - Judge Oscar Leland, pioneer resident of McLennan county and a member of Baylor faculty before the Civil war died here late yesterday. Judge Leland was nearly 88 years old.

Judge Leland was a Vermonter by birth. He came to Texas in 1854 and in 1855 went to Independence, where Baylor was then located, and became professor of mathematics. In 1860 he came to Waco with the late Rufus C. Burleson, who founded Waco University and was President of Baylor for so many years. Judge Leland remained with the Baylor faculty until the outbreak of the Civil was. Judge Leland was appointed postmaster at Waco in 1877 and served for two years.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Texas, May 19, 1914

Contributed by Heidi McColgan

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