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Charles S. Leonard papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Leonard


Civil War military service documents of Charles S. Leonard, 31st Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, together with correspondence and forms relating to Leonard's efforts to correct his service record and obtain military pension and bounty payments. Also genealogical notes, possibly relating to Leonard's attempt to qualify for the Society of Mayflower Descendants, a deed for the sale of 160 acres in Norton County, Kan. and a few newspaper clippings.


  • Creation: 1862-1897


Biographical / Historical

Civil War soldier. A clerk from Middleboro, Mass., Charles S. Leonard enlisted in the 31st Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers on Feb. 7, 1862, and was mustered into service of the Union army on Feb. 9, 1862. On Aug. 18, 1862, Leonard transferred to the 1st Regiment of Louisiana (Union) Volunteers, enrolling as a commissary sergeant, and on Sept. 8, 1863, he was appointed 2nd lieutenant of Company E. Leonard was discharged July 12, 1865, at New Orleans. After the war, he worked as a special examiner for the Equitable Mortgage Co. in Kansas City, Mo. and later was a resident of Hiawatha, Brown County, Kan.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Organized alphabetically by type of material: application blanks, Civil War military service documents, deed (Kansas property), envelopes (with notes), genealogical materials, newspaper clippings, pension and bounty documents.

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Forms part of the Midwest Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library).

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Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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