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Confederate (CSV)


Leonidas Hoyt Crowell

(1838 - 1915)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 24, from Pike County, he enlisted as a Private in Company H, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 5 May 1862 at Zebulon, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a piece of shell in his right hip in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed from the Howard's Grove Hospital in Richmond in October 1862 and home on furlough well into 1863. He's seen on muster rolls as "absent without leave" afterward, but he had been detailed to the "Govt Shops" in Macon, GA and was there to the end of the war.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farm hand in Barnesville, Upson County and by 1880 in Flint, GA. He was a mechanic there in 1900 and a shoe repairer at Manchester in Meriwether County, GA, living with his son Wallace and his family in 1910. In his 1895 pension application, physicians described the ongoing effects of his Sharpsburg wound:

Right leg about 1 1/2 in. shortened, considerably emaciated. Rigid contraction of palmar muscles of right foot drawing down all the toes especially the second which is drawn completely under the palmar surface.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870-1910; his birth is seen in various records from November 1836 to November 1838. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Hatch (1836-1902) in February 1858 in Upson County and they had 4 children.


11/12/1838; Mecklenburg County, NC


04/25/1915; Thomaston, GA; burial in Hillview Cemetery, LaGrange, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 27380]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27381]