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Confederate (CSA)

Colonel

Edgar Burwell Montague

(1832 - 1885)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Wm. & Mary, Virginia Military Institute (?)

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 32nd Virginia Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

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 & notes

Source: Family Geneology data, online; and the fine 32nd Virginia reenactor's site.

Birth

8/2/1832; Essex County, VA

Death

2/21/1885 Afton, VA