25th Infantry

Private Leander Armsur Coe

Company B (the “Jackson Guards”), 25th Regiment N.C. Troops

Leander Armsur Coe, by occupation a “house carpenter,” was born in Surry County but in 1860 resided with his wife and two small children in the Murphy District of Cherokee County. He was conscripted in Jackson County on April 5, 1863, in Company B (the “Jackson Guards”), 25th Regiment N.C. Troops. With the exception of a brief absence for illness, Leander was present for duty through February 1865.

He participated in the desperate Confederate attack on Fort Stedman on March 25, 1865, and was one of nearly two thousand North Carolinians taken prisoner in that battle. Imprisonment at Point Lookout followed, but Leander was released on June 26, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

After the war Leander (March 22, 1830-May 8, 1904) moved to Georgia and is buried at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Eastanollee, Stephens County, Georgia.

Image: Carl Robert Coe

Source Note: 1860 U. S. Census, Murphy District, Cherokee County, North Carolina, population schedule, page 216, dwelling 1426, family 1426, Leander Coe household; Carl Robert Coe, The Coe Families of Maryland and Virginia (Columbus, Ohio: 2001), 687]. Manarin et. al., North Carolina Troops, 7:371;Mast, “North Carolina Casualties”; service record files of Leander A. Coe, 25th Regiment N.C. Troops, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from the State of North Carolina (M270), RG109, NA.