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Federal (USV)


Edson Emery

(1833 - 1915)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

From Tunbridge, age 27, he enlisted as Corporal, Company E, 2nd Vermont Infantry on 29 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given. He was wounded at the Wilderness, VA on 9 May 1864 and mustered out at the end of his term of service on 29 June 1864.

After the War

In 1866 he married and moved to a farm in Randolph Township, Orange County, VT. As well as a farmer, he was a Justice of the Peace and "town lister". He was in the nearby town of Bethel, Windsor County, by 1900, when his veteran's pension was increased from $8 to $10 per month.

References & notes

Service data from Peck1. His presence on the Campaign from a letter of 19 September 1862 written by his brother Philo Emery, transcribed and posted online by William "Griff" Griffing. Postwar details from Childs' Gazetteer of Orange County, Vt., 1762-1888 (1888) and the Boston Globe of 22 April 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His wartime diary is among the Special Collections of the libraries of the University of Vermont, Burlington.


07/26/1833; Tunbridge, VT


03/06/1915; burial in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Bethel, VT


1   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 47  [AotW citation 21391]