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PVT Edson T. Leland

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PVT Edson T. Leland

  • Birth 1840 Barton, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 18 Sep 1862 New York, USA
  • Burial Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 98856261

Son of Leander B. and Zilpha S. (Tifft) Leland.

Brother of Henry Martyn Leland, automotive entrepreneur.

On 12 Jul 1861 Edson mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Massachusetts.

He was declared missing in action on 30 Jun 1862 at Nelson's Farm, Virginia.

He died on 18 Sep 1862 at New York of disease.

From the National Aegis, 10 June 1876:
Millbury
"The town authorities have recently set thirty-four tablets over graves of deceased Union soldiers buried there. The town's roll of honor includes fifty-six names, but the other twenty-two graves have been provided with headstones by friends.
The tablets are of zinc bronze, 26 inches in height, with raised letters and bearing a design including the flag and seal of the United States. The names of the deceased thus honored
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  • Created by: DaurRegt
  • Added: 14 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98856261
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Edson T. Leland (1840–18 Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98856261, citing Millbury Central Cemetery, Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by DaurRegt (contributor 47891223) .