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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 17/11/1823 Agawam, Massachusetts. d. 05/04/1900 Agawam, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 18/06/1864 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the Union Army in Company I, 37th Massachusetts Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on June 18, 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of a Union brigade to stop their firing on the Union skirmish line.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MEETING HOUSE HILL CEMETERY, WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

Isle 30, Lot 1

Edwin Leonard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEONARD EDWIN GRAVE