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Federal (USV)


Edgar Mantelbert Condit

(1840 - 1918)

Home State: Ohio

Education: Oberlin College

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

A farmer's son, he had gone west in 1856 with the family wagon train to Anamosa, IA to farm there, and spent three years on the prairie. At age 19 he returned east, and was a student at Oberlin College at the start of the War. He enlisted on 20 April 1861 in the 7th Infantry (3 months), Company C. He reenlisted in the same company, 7th Ohio (3 years) on 19 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was present for action at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal on 1 November 1862, and Sergeant 1 January 1863. He was wounded in action at Dumphries, VA on 27 December 1862 and discharged as a result, on 11 February 1863. He reenlisted on Battery G, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery in October 1864 and was again discharged, in September 1865.

After the War

He was a farmer, then was in the insurance business in the West. He also was in banking and real-estate - in Anamosa, IA and Chicago. He retired in 1902 and traveled to Europe, North Africa, and Asia, then took up residence in Daytona Beach, FL.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1, with service dates from the Roster2. Death details from his gravesite on Findagrave. He wrote Two Years in Three Continents (1904) [online copy] about his travels.


01/24/1840; Trenton, OH


03/05/1918; Daytona Beach, FL; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa, IA


1   Wilson, Lawrence, and the Historical Committee of the Regimental Association, Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Infantry 1861-1864, New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907, pg. 425 - 427  [AotW citation 13092]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pg. 209  [AotW citation 13093]