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Federal (USV)

Private

Edwin Freeman

(c. 1838 - 1908)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old coal digger in Youngstown, IN, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was wounded at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded and captured in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1864 and held at Richmond, VA until paroled at City Point, VA on 14 May. He returned to duty in August 1863 and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps at Washington, DC on 1 October 1863. He was discharged from Finley Hospital, Washington, DC on 30 January 1864.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database.

Birth

c. 1838

Death

04/12/1908 Bucknell, IN; burial in Edwardsport, IN

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 593  [AotW citation 18538]