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E.S. McCarthy

E.S. McCarthy

Confederate (CSV)


Edward Stephens McCarthy


(1836 - 1864)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Richmond Howitzers, 1st Company

Before Sharpsburg

Age 25, from Richmond, he mustered as Private, First Company, Richmond Howitzers Light Artillery on 21 April 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 10 May and promoted to First Lieutenant on 17 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain on 21 April 1864, but was killed in action near Cold Harbor, VA on 4 June 1864.

References & notes

His role a Sharpsburg from Carman,1 who has him as a Captain. Service and other details from Lee A. Wallace's The Richmond Howitzers (roster, 1993) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave, also source of his picture, from an engraving of unknown provenance posted by George Seitz.


02/21/1836; Richmond, VA


6/4/1864 Cold Harbor, VA; burial in Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, Appendix 1, pg. 544  [AotW citation 19025]