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9th Georgia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Caswell LeardRank: Sergeant Company: A

My gg uncle Caswell Leard enlisted with the 9th Battalion Georgia Volunteers, Company A, on 4 March 1862. His brother David also enlisted with this unit at the same time. Caswell organised the Caswell Sharpshooters. He was captured by Union forces at Hooker Gap, Tennessee 24 June 1863. He died of small pox at Ft Delaware where he was a POW. The prisoners who died at Ft Delaware were buried in a mass grave now designated as Finns Point National Cemetery. There is a monument erected to the some 2,436 Confederate prisoners buried there. His name is listed on a bronze plate as Caswell Lard. Born abt. 1835 Franklin Co., Ga. Died 10 Jul 1863 Ft. Delaware. Married Delona Ann Stiefel.

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