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Bishop, Leonard N.
LEONARD N. BISHOP. Born in Lisbon, N. H., but a resident of St. Johnsbury when he entered the service. He enlisted at the age of forty-four years, in Company D, 1st Vermont Cavalry, November 25, 1863, and was mustered into the United States service December 12, 1863. Adjutant General's Report says he was transferred to Company C, June 21, 1865. The correct history of Bishop is that he was taken prisoner at Stony Creek, June 29, 1864. The 1st Vermont Cavalry joined Gen. Wilson's forces the 22d of June, and took part in his famous raid south of James River. Entering the enemy's lines it was engaged nearly every day, and on the 29th of June, near Stony Creek Station, in an encounter with the en?emy, Bishop was taken prisoner. On the 5th of July, 1864, he was in the rebel prison at Columbia, S. C., with Serg. Darwin J. Wright and Orange H. Ayer, both of St. Johnsbury, and at that date in good health. Removed from thence he died at Florence, S. C., Dec. 1, 1864, of starvation and cruelty. This fact has become so clearly evident that the Government has granted a pension to his widow. United States bounty, $300 ; from the town of St. Johnsbury, $300.