Edward Duchman Muhlenberg(1831 - 1883)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery F
Before the Antietam Campaign:
After graduation he was a civil engineer in Pennsylvania, working on rail and water projects into 1857. He then travelled to Brazil to work on the Dom Pedro Segundo Railroad into 1861, returning to the US at the outbreak of War. He was appointed First Lieutenant, 4th US Artillery on 22 October 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded Battery F on the Maryland Campaign.
The remainder of the War:
He served as Regimental Quartermaster, 4th Artillery from 13 August to 29 November 1864 and Regimental Adjutant to 5 January 1865. He resigned his commission on 8 May 1866.
After the War:
He returned to engineering, on the Kansas & Pacific Railroad to September 1867, the Reading & Wilmington Railroad until January 1870, surveying a route along the Yellowstone River (1870), and surveying the Texas & Pacific Railroad from Fort Phantom Hill to Fort Bliss on the Rio Grande (to 1872).
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service dates from Heitman1, with his photo above from Taylor2. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave, quoting from Biographical Record of the Class of 1850 of Yale College (1877).
|Birth Date: 05/15/1831 Place of Birth: Lancaster, PA |
College: Yale College Graduating Year: 1850
Death Date: 3/10/1883 Death Place: Lancaster, PA Burial Place: Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, PA
1 Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 734 [AotW citation 435]
2 History of the Regiment scanned and posted online by Scott Gutzke on his fine Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery website.
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