Edgar Burwell Montague(1832 - 1885)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 32nd Virginia Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
On 10 June 1861 he was a Major in command of a "Virginia (Montague's) Battalion" and fought at Big Bethel, VA. The 53rd Regiment Virginia Infantry was organized December 1, 1861, by the consolidation of Montague's and Tomlin's Battalions and Waddill's Company Virginia Infantry. Montague was (probably, still) a Major at that time. He was elected Colonel of the 32nd Virginia Infantry in May 1862, but was ill with Typhoid til July when he returned to command the Regiment.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Family Geneology data, online; and the fine 32nd Virginia reenactor's site.
|Birth Date: 8/2/1832 Place of Birth: Essex County, VA |
College: Wm. & Mary, Virginia Military Institute (?)
Death Date: 2/21/1885 Death Place: Afton, VA
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