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Federal (USV)


George Abraham Leonard

(1832 - 1890)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

A blacksmith from Providence, he enlisted on 6 September 1861 in Company A, 4th Rhode Island Infantry.

On the Campaign

In his after-action Report, Lt Colonel Curtis cited Corporal Leonard and others

... who rallied, after the regiment was broken, on the left of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania, and continued fighting until all their ammunition was gone, when I ordered them to recross the river to regain the regiment.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted and re-mustered as a Veteran on 5 January 1864, and transferred to Company G, 7th Rhode Island Infantry on the consolidation of 21 October 1864. He transferred (again consolidated) to the Battalion, 7th Rhode Island Infantry on 6 June 1865 and mustered out on 13 July 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1, who lists him as George A. Leonard. Details from family genealogist Brad Leonard and his gravesite on Findagrave. He died of malaria and cancer of the stomach and liver.


1832; Bristol, RI


10/24/1890; Providence, RI; burial in North Burial Ground, Providence, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 288, 386  [AotW citation 14127]