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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1808

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Luther Leonard

(Ap'd Vt.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Oct. 9, 1806, to Dec. 12, 1808, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Light Artillery, Dec. 12, 1808.

First Lieut., Light Artillery, Sep. 1, 1809.

Served: in garrison at Atlantic Posts, 1808‑12; in the War of 1812‑15

(Captain, Light Artillery, July 6, 1812)

with Great Britain, in the Campaign of 1812 on the Niagara Frontier, of 1813 on the St. Lawrence River, and of 1814 on the Lake Champlain line of operations, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Niagara during its Bombardment, Nov. 21, 1812, — Capture of Ft. George, U. C., May 27, 1813, — Skirmish and Repulse of the enemy's Night Assault at Stony Creek, U. C., June 6, 1813, — Battle of Chrystler's Field, U. C., Nov. 11, 1813, — Skirmish at Odletown, L. C., Mar. 30, 1814, — Defense of Ft. Oswego, N. Y., May 5‑6, 1814, — and Battle of Plattsburg, N. Y., Sep. 11, 1814; and in garrison, in Boston harbor, Mas., 1861‑17, — at Castine, Me., 1817‑19, — and Marblehead, Mas., 1819‑21.

Disbanded, June 1, 1821.

Civil History. — Sutler to the 5th Infantry, 1821‑45.

Military History. — Re-appointed in the Army as

Military Store Keeper of Ordnance, Dec. 31, 1845.

Served: at Liberty Ordnance Depot, Mo., 1845‑58, and at Watertown

(Retired from Active Service, Nov. 29, 1861, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and Disease contracted in the line of Duty)

Arsenal, Mas., 1858‑61; and unemployed from Nov. 29, 1861, to Feb. 11, 1865.

Died, Feb. 11, 1865, at Somerville, Mas.: Aged 78.

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