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Confederate (CSV)


Alfred Edwards

(1837 - 1915)

Home State: Kentucky

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: McLaws' Division

Before Sharpsburg

He was a lawyer in Louisville before the war. He enlisted as Private in Company H, First Kentucky Infantry on 2 June 1861 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 30 April. He was appointed Ordnance Officer to Major General McLaws on 22 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was Division Ordnance Officer (OO) on the Maryland Campaign on General McLaws' staff.

The rest of the War

He was assigned as OO to General Kershaw on 17 December 1863 and was promoted to Captain on 7 January 1865.

After the War

He was a lawyer, judge, and editor in Kentucky. He went to Texas about 1870.

References & notes

Service from Staff Officers in Gray.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. General McLaws' wife Emily Allison Elizabeth Taylor McLaws was Edwards' aunt (she and his mother Ann Pendleton Taylor Edwards were sisters). His brother John F. Edwards was also on the General's staff.


05/11/1837 in KY


06/19/1915; Alvin, TX; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Brazoria County, TX


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 120  [AotW citation 21299]