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E.A. Glenn

E.A. Glenn

Federal (USV)


Edwin Atlee Glenn

(1835 - 1865)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He enlisted as a Private in Company E, 3rd Regiment Pennsylvania Reserves and mustered into service on 31 May 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant 1 August 1861 and was appointed Second Lieutenant 1 August 1862.

The rest of the War

Mustered out of the 3rd Reserves with his Company on 17 June 1864 and commissioned Major of the 198th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 September 1864. Glenn was mortally wounded, probably by friendly fire, while in command of his regiment at the Battle of Five Forks on 1 April 1865. He died at City Point, VA on 4 April. He was honored by brevet to Lieutenant Colonel 29 March and Colonel 1 April 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates' Volunteers1 and Martial Deeds2, which notes his presence at South Mountain and Antietam. The photograph here kindly provided by Dave Hann. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave.


7/04/1835; Frankford, PA


4/04/1865; City Point, VA; burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. I, pg. 625; Vol. V, pg. 468  [AotW citation 12506]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, Martial Deeds Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: T. H. Davis & Co., 1876, pp. 454-455  [AotW citation 12507]