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Federal (USV)


Benjamin Franklin Leonard, Jr.

(1836 - 1918)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He came to Green County, WI about 1850 with his family. From Exeter, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 26 April 1861. Appointed Corporal (date not given).

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was seriously wounded in the arm in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was discharged for wounds on 3 April 1863.

After the War:
He returned to Wisconsin and married there. He went to Kansas in 1871 and on to Cerro Gordo County, IA in 1875. He farmed in Clear Lake Township there from 1882.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1. His gravesite on Findagrave includes a life sketch from the History of Iowa--Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties (1883). Further details from family genealogists online.

Birth Date: 04/04/1836    Place of Birth: Somerset, Niagara County, NY    
Death Date: 09/28/1918    Death Place: Garner, IA    Burial Place: Concord Cemetery, Garner, IA


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 414 - 415  [AotW citation 15202]

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