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Federal (USV)


Leslie S. Bard

(c. 1843 - 1881)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

An 18 year old carpenter in McKean County, he enlisted there on 3 May 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company I, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 30 May in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged, date not given.

After the War

He died relatively young at age 38 in 1881.

References & notes

His service from Bucktails 1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


11/04/1881; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport, PA


1   Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch, History of the "Bucktails", Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line), Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co., 1906, pg. 418  [AotW citation 22979]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22980]