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E.R. Warner

E.R. Warner

Federal (USA)


Edward Raynsford Warner

(1835 - 1905)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1857;Class Rank: 21st

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Army of the Potomac

Before Antietam

At graduation from West Point, he was appointed brevet 2nd Lieutenant, 1st US Artillery on 1 July 1857. He was 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Artillery on 3 December 1858, and First Lieutenant 14 May 1861. He served as the Regimental Quartermaster from 27 September 1861 to 27 October 1862.

On the Campaign

He was the sole staff officer to Brigadier General Hunt, Chief of Artillery for the Army of the Potomac. He was Acting Assistant-Adjutant General.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st New York Artillery on 1 November 1862. He was detailed as Inspector of Artillery for General Hunt, and was on that duty for the remainder of the War. He mustered out of Volunteer service on 21 June 1865. He was honored by brevets (both Regular Army and Volunteers) through the ranks from Captain to Brigadier General of Volunteers for meritorious service at Gettysburg, Petersburg, fall of Richmond, and service through the War.

After the War

He returned to service in the Regular Army and was promoted to Captain, 3rd Artillery on 28 July 1866. He was appointed Major, 1st US Artillery on 7 May 1877. He retired on 11 August 1887.

References & notes

His role in Maryland from Hunt's Report. Service information from Heitman1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave, with further details from his memorial in the Annual Report of the USMA Graduates Association (1908). His photograph from one of unknown provenance posted online by the Artillery Reserve Organisation.


10/16/1835; Montrose, PA


01/02/1905; New York City, NY; burial in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, PA


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 1003  [AotW citation 13251]