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Federal (USV)

Private

Leander Jenkins

(c. 1844 - 1917)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 18 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 4 August 1862 and mustered as Private.

On the Campaign

While on the Maryland Campaign, he became ill and was taken to a hospital in Frederick, MD just before the battle of Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was also treated in Philadelphia, PA. He transferred to the Invalid (Veteran Reserve) Corps on 15 November 1863, and was discharged 24 August 1865.

After the War

By 1872 he was a clerk in Newark. He worked in the New York Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1880 - 1899, when he retired with a pension.

References & notes

Basic information from the D Society1. His occupation from Newark City Directories of 1872, 1874. His rail service from a 1917 leaflet by the railroad. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1844; Newark, NJ

Death

04/07/1917; burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ

Notes

1   D Society, Veterans, Co. D 13th NJ Infantry, Historical Sketch of Co. D, 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols., Newark (NJ): D.H. Gildersleeve & Co., 1875, pg. 70  [AotW citation 17225]