John Edwards, JrHome State: Maine
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 3rd United States Artillery, Batteries L and M
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Graduated 15th from the US Military Academy at West Point and brevetted 2Lt 3rd US Artillery (1 July 1851); 2Lt 16 Mar 1852; 1st Lt 15 Feb 1855; Capt 23 July 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of the combined Batteries L and M/3rd US Artillery at the battle, and was cited (Brevet LCol) for "gallant and meritorious service" at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
He was Burnsides's IX Corps Chief of Artillery at the Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864) and Cold Harbor (to 12 June 1864), in command of the Corps Reserve.
After the War:
He was honorably discharged from the Army on 7 Nov 1870 at his own request.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903. 2 vols. 1903.
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY Graduating Year: 1851 Class Rank: 15
Death Date: 10/12/1881
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