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Federal (USV)


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 14 August 1862 and mustered as Private on 25 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 26 September and was sent on to Philadelphia, PA on 9 November 1862. 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 Society,1 which says he was admitted to a hospital in Frederick, ill, and the Record.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 which has him in Company B of the 13th US Infantry. His occupation from Newark City Directories of 1872, 1874. His rail service from a 1917 leaflet by the railroad. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1844; Newark, NJ


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


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]

2   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William Scudder Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, pg. 642  [AotW citation 27442]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #391  [AotW citation 27443]