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Confederate (CSV)


George Gardner Lesslie

(1841 - 1902)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted 7 June 1861, at Camp Moore, LA, in Company K, 7th Louisiana Infantry, and was appointed Sergeant, date not given. He had been a pattern maker in New Orleans (1860 Census), and was a clerk living in Covington, LA, age 21 when he enlisted, single.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the shoulder and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was admitted 10 October 1862 to No. 5, US Army General Hospital, Frederick, MD and forwarded to Fort McHenry, MD on the 18th. He was paroled and sent to Fortress Monroe, VA, for exchange, received at Aikens Landing, VA the same date. Declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was absent, wounded, on the Rolls for January and February 1863, and discharged by the Surgeon at Ponchatoula, LA per the Rolls for March and April 1863.

After the War

He returned to Ponchatoula, married in 1864, and farmed there. He was living near Ponchatoula and working as a carpenter at the 1900 Federal Census.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1, who also has him on the Rolls as George D. Leslie. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his birth year as 1840. Details from a bio sketch by local historian Jim Perrin, hosted on the USGenWeb Archives in 2007. That sketch has him also wounded in the leg at Bristoe Station, VA in October 1863 and discharged afterward, somewhat later than Booth's dates.


02/26/1841; New Orleans, LA


05/26/1902; near Ponchatoula, LA; burial in Wetmore Cemetery, Ponchatoula, LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 637  [AotW citation 14954]