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LELAND, GEORGE W. Gunner's Mate

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Rank and Organization: Gunner's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 1834, Savannah, Ga. Accredited To: Georgia. G.O. No.: 32, 16 April 1864.

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Serving on board the U.S.S. Lehigh, Charleston Harbor, 16 November 1863, during the hazardous task, of freeing the Lehigh, which had grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire from Fort Moultrie. Rowing the small boat which was used in the hazardous task of transferring hawsers from the Lehigh to the Nahant, Leland twice succeeded in making the trip, only to find that each had been in vain when the hawsers were cut by enemy fire and chaffing.

BORN: 1834

DIED: Mar. 18, 1880

BURIED: Riverside Cemetery
Lewiston
Androscoggin County
Maine

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Served on board the USS Lehigh, Charleston Harbor, 16 November 1863, during the hazardous task of freeing the Lehigh, which had grounded and was under heavy enemy fire from Fort Moultrie. Rowing the small boat whih was used in the hazardous task of transferring hawsers from the Lehigh to the Nahant, Leland twice succeeded in making the trip, only to find that each had been in vain when the hawsers were cut by enemy fire and chaffing." (bio by: Don Morfe)

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