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Federal (USV)

Private

Michael Leonard

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old laborer in Medford, he enlisted on 19 August 1861 in Company G, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right side and/or bowels in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm hospital, Sharpsburg, then sent to a hospital in Frederick, MD. He transferred to Company A, 18th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps on 14 August 1863, and mustered out at the end of his term on 31 August 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3

Birth

c. 1841

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 459  [AotW citation 17867]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17868]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 288  [AotW citation 17869]