Leven William Luckett (1840-1862)

Birth: April 13, 1840; Loudoun County, Virginia

Death: June 27, 1862 (age 22);  Battle of Gaines Mill

Military Service: CSA, 1861-62

Unit: Company D, 8th Virginia Infantry

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1858 non-graduate)

Leven W. Luckett hailed from Loudoun County, Virginia. He entered Dickinson as a sophomore in the fall of 1855. He stayed only one year, however, and does not appear in the catalogue for 1856. While a student, Luckett was a member of the Belles Lettres Literary Society. Evidence indicates that he subsequently attended the University of Virginia.

Luckett entered the Confederate States Army, most likely in the early summer of 1861. He served as a private in Company D, 8th Virginia Infantry. He was wounded on June 27, 1862 at the Battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia and died two days later.

More information about other Dickinson war casualties can be found through the online project "In Remembrance" (see link for related entries below).

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