Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Leander Grandstaff.

Leander Grandstaff.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Aug. 20, 1864,

Pvt Co G 32nd Ohio Infantry GRANDSTAFF, LEANDER DATE OF DEATH: 08/20/1864 BURIED AT: SECTION J SITE 9840 -VA gravesite locator,

Burial: Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.

Ohio Thirty - Second Infantry Regimental History.

On the 20th of August, 1864, Leander Grandstaflf, one of the company's bravest men, was struck by a shot from the enemy and instantly killed as he stood by the fire cooking his breakfast. Three men carried him back to a place somewhat sheltered from the bullets for burial. When the grave was about completed a vein of water was struck which flooded it. One said, "He's dead, anyway; the water won't hurt him. Let's put him in."' "No," said Stephen Kinkaid, "he shall be buried decently, if I have to dig the grave myself;" and then added: "Boys, if I should be killed, bury me decently."

Grandstaff, Leander. Enlisted Aug. i, 1861; re-enli&ted Dec. 17, 63, and was killed in action near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 20, 64. He is buried in the National Cemetery at Marietta, Ga.

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