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GODLEY, LEONIDAS

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Led his company in the assault on the enemy's works and gained the parapet, there receiving three very severe wounds. He lay all day in the sun, was taken prisoner, and had his leg amputated without anesthetics.

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U.S. Army First Sergeant Company E, 22d Iowa Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Mason County, West Virginia

Citation

Led his company in the assault on the enemy's works and gained the parapet, there receiving three very severe wounds. He lay all day in the sun, was taken prisoner, and had his leg amputated without anesthetics.