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Capt. James Leonard, carte-de-visite by William H. Curry, Wilmington, Delaware, 1860-1862

Photograph, tintype carte-de-visite by William H. Curry. Portrait of a seated man with goatee and mustache in military uniform with sword, Captain James Leonard. PG*3955HH.


James Leonard was a Union solider during the Civil War, serving with the 1st Delaware Volunteers. He was killed instantly on the front lines of the Battle of Antietam in Maryland on September 17, 1862. He was one of the 23,000 soldiers are both sides killed, wounded, or missing in the bloodiest one-day battle in United States history.

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Taken on March 21, 2012