Grave of Edwin Leonard, Medal of Honor recipient
|Born||November 17, 1823|
|Died||April 5, 1900(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
United States of America|
United States Army|
|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.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the American Civil War: G–L
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Second Battle of Petersburg
- This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- ""EDWIN LEONARD" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: American Civil War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
- "Edwin Leonard". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=771. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
- "Edwin Leonard". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8201706. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
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