George W. Leland

Personal Information



Official Citation

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.


Service Record

Rank: Gunner's Mate

Organization: U.S. Navy

Born: 1834, Savannah, Georgia

March 18, 1880 Buried: Lewiston, Maine


Accredited To: Georgia

Place / Date: November 16, 1863 Charleston, South Carolina

Medals and Awards

‚Äč   Medal of Honor


George W. Leland is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine

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