site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Confederate (CSA)


Edmund B. Briggs

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Semmes' Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 21 year old bookkeeper in Columbus, GA by 1860. He enlisted as Private, Company G, 2nd Georgia Infantry on 16 April 1861, and was promoted to Sergeant Major of the Regiment, date not given. He was appointed Lieutenant, and assigned as aide-de-camp to General Semmes on 10 April 1862. He was wounded in action at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

From General Semmes Report:

My staff, Lieutenant Briggs, aide-de-camp, and Lieutenants Redd and Cody, volunteer aides, were present during the entire action, and were more exposed, if possible, than any of the troops, being often employed in bearing orders to the different parts of my line and to commanders of other troops in the vicinity, displaying coolness and gallantry of the highest order, and all escaping untouched except Lieutenant Redd, who received a slight wound on the body from a spent bullet.

The rest of the War

He was relieved from duty in April 1863 and resigned on 11 May 1863. He was a Major in the Georgia State Militia in 1864.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1


c. 1839 in MO


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 82  [AotW citation 17554]