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Levi F. Bauder

Cleveland, Ohio

"Levi F. Bauder was born in Cleveland, January 28, 1840, and graduated from Central High School in 1858; subsequently attended Port Royal Academy, Virginia, and Oberlin College. At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in the Sprague Cadets, which was mastered in as Company B. Seventh O.V.I. He reenlisted at Camp Dennison, Jane 20, 1861, for three years and served until the regiment was mastered out, July 6, 1864. He was continuously in service, was never disabled by serious wounds or sickness, and never had a furlough. He participated in all the engagements in which the regiment took part, except Dumfries, Ringgold, and Dallas, at which times he was on duty elsewhere. He was promoted to sergeant June 20, 1861, and was detailed August 1, 1862, as ordnance sergeant of the regiment; was made brigade ordnance sergeant and subsequently, division ordnance sergeant. He was promoted to first sergeant in September, 1863, and served as such until the end of his term of service.

After the war Bauder became a railroad clerk, and subsequently bookkeeper for the Jackson Iron Company. In 1877 he was elected auditor of Cuyahoga County, and served as such six years, after which he was elected a justice of the peace of Cleveland and served fifteen years. He was admitted to the bar in 1891, and is now a practicing attorney, and is a well-known expert is matters of disputed handwriting. He was a member of the Cleveland Public Library Board for five years and for many years was a curator of the Western Reserve Historical Society. He is a member of Memorial Post No. 141, G.A.R, was secretary of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' Monument Commission, and is secretary of the Seventh O.V.I. Regimental Association. He was married in 1864 to Elisabeth E. Page, daughter of Gen. C.W. Page, of Clyde, Ohio. They had six children . . . . " Lawrence Wilson, Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864 403-404 (New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907)]

[We learned that Bauder was a poet by way of Thomas William Herringshaw's American Blue-book of Biography: Prominent Americans of 1914 72 (American Publishers Assoc., 1914)]


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Levi F. Bauder, Passing Fancies: Poems (Cleveland, Ohio: G.S. Newcomb & Co., printers, 1880)