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E. C. Edmonds
E. C. Edmonds

Confederate (CSA)


Edward Claxton Edmonds

(1835 - 1863)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 38th Virginia Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
After graduation from VMI he was a teacher and co-principal of the Danville (VA) Military Academy. He was appointed Col. of the 38th Virginia 1 July 1861. He was wounded in action at Seven Pines, commanded the Brigade at Malvern Hill, and was out sick in the summer of 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was killed in "Picket's Charge" at Gettysburg, PA, on 3 July 1863. Buried anonymously on the battlefield, and reinterred (probably in 1872) in the "Gettysburg Dead" section of Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Roster and Bio, thanks to the VMI Archives. The picture above is from a portrait graciously provided by GGGrandson Ed Allen - a larger copy of which is online, hosted by VMI.

Birth Date: 1/21/1835    Place of Birth: Paris, VA    
College: Virginia Military Institute (VMI)    Graduating Year: 1858    Class Rank: 11/19
Death Date: 7/3/1863    Death Place: Gettysburg, PA    Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

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