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LEFTWICH, Joel, soldier, born in Bedford county, Virginia, in 1759; died there, 20 April, 1846. During the Revolutionary war he fought at Germantown and at Camden, and was severely wounded at Guilford. In the war of 1812 he commanded a brigade under General Harrison, and he was subsequently major-general of militia, often a member of the Virginia legislature, and for many years a justice of the peace of Beford county.
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