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Confederate (CSV)


William E. Edwards

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company H, 8th Louisiana Infantry on June 19, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was sent to Ft. McHenry, MD on October 13, 1862. He was paroled, sent to Fortress Monroe, VA, and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on November 10, 1862. He was absent for wounds to at least May 1863, and declared a deserter in August 1863, "last heard from in Mobile".

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1.


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 759  [AotW citation 13932]