Rank and organization: Captain of the Foretop, U.S. Navy. Born: Scotland.
Accredited to: Maine. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
Citation: Captain of
foretop, and a volunteer from the Colorado, McLeod served on board the
U.S.S. Pensacola during the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip and
the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862. Acting as gun captain
of the rifled howitzer aft which was much exposed, he served this piece
with great ability and activity, although no officer superintended it.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)