COL Leonard, Samuel Haven

Samuel Haven Leonard

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Born: July 10, 1825

Birthplace: Bolton, Massachusetts

Father: Samuel S. Leonard 1801 – 1883
(Buried: Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts)​

Mother: Eliza Adiline Newton 1804 – 1858
(Buried: Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts)​

Wife: Lucy Elizabeth Putnam 1828 – 1893
(Buried: Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts)​

Children:

U.S. Navy Commander Samuel Haven Leonard Jr. 1856 – 1907​
(Buried: Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts)​

Occupation before War:

Businessman with Leonard’s Worcester Express Company​
Served in Massachusetts State Militia, rising to Brig. General​
1860: Elected Captain of Company A, Boston City Guards​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1864: Colonel of 13th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Place on Patrol of the Upper Potomac River​
1861: Participated in the fighting at Pritchard’s Mills​
1862: Served in the Occupation of Winchester, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Pursuit of Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley​
1862: Placed on Guard Duty of Orange and Alexandria Railroad​
1862: Regimental Commander in the Battle of Cedar Mountain​
1862: Regimental Commander at Battle of Thoroughfare Gap​
1862: Regimental Commander at Second Battle of Bull Run
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1862: Regimental Commander in the Battle of Chantilly, Virginia​
1862: Regimental Commander in the Battle of South Mountain​
1862: Regimental Commander in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862: Regimental Commander in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Participated in the famous Mud March​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Led 284 men into the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Acted as Brigade Commander after wounding of General Paul​
1863: Wounded on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864: Mustered out of the Union Army in Boston on August 1st

Occupation after War:

Businessman with Leonard’s Worcester Express Company​
Suffered from the effects of Blindness in his last years of life​

Died: December 27, 1902

Place of Death: West Newton, Massachusetts

Age at time of Death: 77 years old

Burial Place: Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts
 
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