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Federal (USV)


Charles Leonard

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Deerfield, MA, he mustered as Private, Company I, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 19 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, but died there of wounds on 18 October 1862. He was reinterred in the new National Cemetery, grave #1023, in 1866 or 1867 from his original burial in Frederick.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


10/18/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3786]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 639  [AotW citation 20721]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #575  [AotW citation 20722]