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E. Blake, Jr.

E. Blake, Jr.

Federal (USV)


Edward Blake, Jr.

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a 21 year old Clerk in Boston when he enlisted 26 May 1862 as Sergeant, Company A, 4th Battalionm, Massachusetts Infantry. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 10 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was shot through the left elbow, into the left knee in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 28 September 1862, transferred to Company F, and was discharged for wounds on 10 February 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.2 His picture from a CDV offered for sale by The Excelsior Brigade in 2018.


c. 1840


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 134  [AotW citation 16454]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 701  [AotW citation 18165]