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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Wis.)

Leonard Martin

(Ap'd Wis.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May‑June, 1861; in operations on

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Upper Potomac, June to Sep., 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep., 1861, to Feb., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Skirmish near Gaines's Farm, June 21, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug. 30 to Sep. 2, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Combat of Crampton's Gap, Sep. 14, 1862, — Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to Jan., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, and chiefly on sick leave of absence, Jan. to June, 1863; in command of Battery in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the  p804 Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863, — Skirmish at Fairfield, July 5, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; in command of Battery in the Rapidan Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Dec., 1863, being engaged in the Capture of the Rebel Works at Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863, — and Mine Run Operations, Nov. 26 to Dec. 3, 1863; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Jan. to July, 1864; in command of Battery in Operations before Petersburg, July, 1864, to Feb., 1865, being engaged in the Attack and Capture of Ft. Harrison, Sep. 29, 1864, — and Capture of Picket Line at Dutch Pass, Dec. 8, 1864; in command of Third Sub‑District of the District of Central Missouri, Apr. 29 to Aug. 25, 1865;

(Colonel, 51st Wisconsin Volunteers, Apr. 29, 1865)

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Aug. 25, 1865)

and on leave of absence, Aug. 25, 1865, to Apr. 3, 1866.

Resigned, Apr. 3, 1866.

Civil History. — Employed by U. S. in various capacities: Clerk, Revenue Officer, Asst. Engineer, and Pension Examiner, 1867‑75 and 1877‑87.

Died Apr. 14, 1890, at Winnebago, Wis.: Aged 51.

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