Leonard Travis Cranford (CSA)

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Leonard Travis Cranford
12th Regiment of Alabama Infantry

Civil War Service Record

L. T. (Trav) Cranford actually had two enlistment's in the 12th Alabama. The first started in March 12, 1862. He enlisted at Coosa County, Alabama to serve 3 years and was paid a bounty of $50.00. It indicates he was born in Perry County, Alabama, in October of 1862 he was 22 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and his occupation was a farmer.

  • Yorktown Siege – April – May 1862

He entered the Chimborazo Hospital No 3, Richmond, VA on April 17, 1862 and was transferred to the C.S.A. General Hospital, Farmville, VA on May 22, 1862.

  • Williamsburg – May 5, 1862
  • Seven Pines – May 31-June 1, 1862
  • Gaines' Mill – June 21, 1862
  • Malvern Hill – July 1, 1862
  • South Mountain – September 14, 1862
  • Antietam – September 14, 1862

He was discharged with a Certificate of Disability for Discharge on October 3, 1862. Discharge recorded viewed below. His condition was pulmonary hemorrhage following measles.

  • Fredericksburg – December 13, 1862

He enlisted again on February 15, 1863 at Adams Store, Alabama for the period of the War.

  • Chancellorsville – May 1-4, 1863
  • NOTE: During the march to Gettysburg, Gen Rodes Brigade, including the 12th Alabama, lead the vanguard. They pushed as far north as Carlisle Barracks. The northernmost point reached by the Confederate Army. They then turned back to join Gen Lee at Gettysburg.
  • Gettysburg – July 1-3, 1863
  • The Wilderness – May 5-6, 1864
  • Spotsylvania Court House – May 8-21, 1864
  • North Anna – May 23-26, 1864
  • Cold Harbor – June 1-3, 1864
  • Lynchburg Campaign – June 1864
  • Monocacy – July 9, 1864
  • Winchester – September 19, 1864 – wounded, left thigh
  • Fisher's Hill – September 22, 1864
  • Cedar Creek – October 19, 1864
  • Petersburg Siege – December 1864 – April 1865

Wounded on April 2, 1865 at the Battle of Petersburg, VA. Admitted to the General Hospital, Howard's Grove, Richmond, VA. There he was captured after the surrender at Appomatox and transferred via US Steamer Mary Powell to the Point Lookout, MD hospital. He is listed there on the Roll of Prisoner of War, May 12, 1865.

  • Appomotax Court House – April 9, 1865

On July 19, 1865 he took the Oath of Allegiance and was transferred to Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA on July 21, 1865. He was discharged in September 1865.

I have views of various information from his service record below. Some of these are large graphics so be patient if you load them.

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