Sheriff Leahy

9 November 2021

Dublin-born William J Leahy was seriously wounded in the thigh at Antietam on 17 September 1862 while serving as 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 2nd United States Sharpshooters. As a result, he resigned his commission and went home in January 1863.

Here he is as Sheriff of Clinton County, PA in 1887 from a pamphlet titled The Colby Tragedy (1888) about a sensational local murder case.

This is him later in life from W.J. McKnight’s Jefferson County, Pennsylvania: Her Pioneers and People, 1800-1915 (Vol. II, 1917).

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