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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