Edward Jardine(1828 - 1893)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a successful hardware importer and was in the NY National Guard before the War. He enrolled 3 May 1861, at New York City, and mustered in as Captain, Company G, Ninth New York Infantry on 1 May 1861, to serve two years. He was commissioned Major on 14 February 1862, and wounded in action on 19 April at Camden, NC.
In the Antietam Campaign:
In temporary command of the 89th New York Infantry, probably due to a lack of field grade officers present in the 89th at Antietam, he was cited for excellent leadership in the combat on the Union Left on the afternoon of September 17th [Col. Fairchild's report].
The remainder of the War:
He mustered out of the 9th Infantry in May 1863 at the end of the term of service, and returned to New York City. Although not assigned a command there, he was seriously injured during the draft riots in the summer of 1863 - probably on the night of July 15 -16. He was briefly Colonel of the 17th New York Infantry, then in the Veteran Reserve Corps to May 1865.
After the War:
He was honored by brevet to Brigadier General in May 1865. He was elected New York Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the Union veterans organization, in 1874. He was present at the GAR 'encampment' in 1886 in San Francisco, and had been (National) Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief by that time.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from the Adjutant General1. Further detail from his gravesite on Findagrave. His photograph from a CDV hosted online by the Green-Wood Cemetery.
|Birth Date: 11/02/1828 Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY |
Death Date: 7/16/1893 Death Place: New York, NY Burial Place: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, for the Year 1899 (Issue 18), pg. 693 [AotW citation 12414]
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