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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Allen Keith Edens

(1844 - 1928)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an 18 year old farm boy from Pumpkintown in the Pickens District when he enlisted in Charleston as Private, Company F, 22nd South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Corporal, date not given. He was captured at Petersburg, VA on 17 June 1864 and was held in the Federal prison at Elmira, NY until paroled on 14 March 1865. He was exchanged at Boulware's Wharf on the James River, VA on 18 March 1865.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Pumpkintown.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 as Allen Edins, and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave; further service details from his stone.

He married Clarice Elgevia Jones (1846-1943) in February 1866 and they had 9 children.

Birth

02/25/1844; Pickens District, SC

Death

06/12/1928 Pumpkintown, SC; burial in Oolenoy Baptist Church Cemetery, Pumpkintown, SC

Notes

1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company F, 22nd Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24966]