LEONARD, EDWIN - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company I, 37th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   Near Petersburg, Va., 18 June 1864.

Entered service at:   Agawan, Mass.

Birth:   Agawan, Mass.

Date of issue:   16 August 1894.

Citation:   Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of a Union brigade to stop their firing on the Union skirmish line.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)