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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Edwin Leonard

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    37th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 18, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of a Union brigade to stop their firing on the Union skirmish line.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 16, 1894
  • Born: November 17, 1823, Agawam, Hampden County, MA, United States
  • Died: April 5, 1900
  • Buried: The White Church Cemetery (MH), West Springfield, MA, United States

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