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Federal (USV)

Corporal

Benjamin Franklin Leonard, Jr.

(1836 - 1918)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

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).

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & 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

04/04/1836; Somerset, Niagara County, NY

Death

09/28/1918 Garner, IA; burial in Concord Cemetery, Garner, IA

Notes

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]