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Edwin Leonard
Grave of Edwin Leonard, Medal of Honor recipient
Born (1823-11-17)November 17, 1823
Died April 5, 1900(1900-04-05) (aged 76)
Place of birth Agawam, Massachusetts
Place of burial Elm Street Cemetery, near the Old White Church on Meeting House Hill
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company I, 37th Massachusetts Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Edwin Leonard (November 17, 1823 – April 5, 1900) was a Sergeant in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War. He is buried in the Elm Street Cemetery in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 37th Massachusetts Infantry. Place and date: Near Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864. Entered service at: Agawam, Mass. Birth: Agawam, Mass. Date of issue: August 16, 1894.


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

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