Leander J. Ide was a resident of Mansfield on January 4, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. K of the 2nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery; he died February 9, 1864.
He was born about 1843 in Massachusetts to Liberty and Lucy Ann (Pollock) Ide. In the 1850 U.S. census in Windham, Connecticut, he is a 7 year old in the household of Liberty Ide. His brother, Francis Ide, a 19 year old in the same household, served in the Civil War in a Massachusetts regiment, enlisting from Dedham, Massachusetts.
Liberty Ide moved to Ashford, Connecticut between 1850 and 1860 but Leander is not recorded in their household in the 1860 U.S. census.
On July 5, 1864, Lucy A. Ide filed for a dependent mother’s pension, No. 56162 that was granted under Certificate No. 132016. According to the list of pensioners on the roll in 1883, she was receiving a pension of $8 per month, although it was incorrectly listed as a widow’s pension.
Leander Ide died on February 9, 1864 in Alexandria, Virginia and is buried at the South Cemetery in Ashford. The inscription reads: “In Memory of Leander J. Ide, Son of Liberty and Lucy A. Ide, Died Alexandria, Virginia, February 9, 1864, AE 20 yrs. 4 mos. 8 days”.