John R. Leach(c. 1835 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 59th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 26 on 3 August 1861 in New York City, and mustered in as Private, Company A, 59th New York InfANtry on the 16th. He was promoted to Sergeant in October 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Pvt. J. R. Leech. Service data from State of New York2.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 3783]
2 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 26 (for 1900), pg. 513 [AotW citation 8613]
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