PVT William S. Leonard

PVT William S. Leonard

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 16 Apr 1862 (aged 25–26)
Picacho, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
Burial San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Plot Sec WS, Grave 1291
Memorial ID 3533354 · View Source
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Enlisted as a private at Marysville, California, September 6, 1861, and was mustered into Co. D, 1st California Cavalry, on September 9. Serving with the California Column, Pvt. Leonard was mortally wounded while in action against Confederate forces at the Battle of Picacho Pass, Arizona. He is one of three Union men to die as a result of the engagement. Originally interred at the site of the battle, his remains were later returned to the state for which he served.


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