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Daniel W. Lefever
Pvt. Daniel Webster Lefever; Co. D, 7th Michigan Cavalry; died 13Feb1903, 59 years of age.
The headstone was extricated from tree roots, moved, set on 10 x 12 x 2 inch dimensioned stone footing, leveled, and plumbed. [ Dimension sandstone provided by Tribble Stone, Boulder, CO 80302. ]

The headstone was moved [2.75 feet east and 0.75 feet north] to be sufficiently clear a mulberry tree that has grown [current girth of 6 feet] into the gravelot. The roots of the tree had raised and bound the headstone. Four hour were required to extricated the headstone from the roots.

Alternative surnames
  • 'Lafever' :NPS CWSS
  • 'LeFevre' :Boulder Genealogical Society

    Daniel W. Lefever enlisted as a Private on 14Feb1865 at 18 years of age at Jackson, MICH. DWL served in the 7th MICH CAV for 9 months and the 1st MICH CAV for 4 months.

    While Daniel W. Lefever was in service:
    The 7th MICH CAV was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war
  • Five Forks, 01April1865
  • Sailor's Creek, 06April1865
  • Appomattox Station, 08April1865.

    The 7th MICH CAV was also engaged in the battle of Dinwiddie Court House, 30-31March1865, which had a direct and decisive influence on the Appomattox Campaign.

    The 7th MICH CAV was
  • present at Appomattox Court House and surrender of Lee and his army, 09April1865
  • participated in The Grand Review, 23May1865; Day One, Major General George G. Meade's the Army of the Potomac.

    The 7th MICH CAV moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, on 01June1865 and participated in the Powder River Expedition and operations against Indians in District of the Plains and Dakota through Nov1865.

    Daniel W. Lefever transferred to 1st Michigan Cavalry, 17 Nov1865, prior to the MICH 7th CAV veterans being muster out 15Dec1865.

    While DWL was in service, the 1st MICH CAV was ordered to Fort Laramie, Wyoming Territory, and then to duty in the District of Utah till March1866.

    DWLefever and the regiment was mustered out at Salt Lake City, Utah, on 10Mar1866 "where the men were paid and disbanded.   . . .   with no means of reaching home."

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