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Confederate (CSV)


Edward Presley Hawkins

(1836 - 1912)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Holcombe (SC) Legion Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

From Newberry County, he enlisted at Prosperity as Corporal, Infantry Company H, Holcombe Legion in December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Boonsboro - Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given. He was captured on 1 April 1865 and was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD into July 1865.

After the War

He moved to Columbia County, FL in January 1868. He applied for a pension there in 1901.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database, as Edward P. Hawkins, and the Roll 1 for Company H, as E. Pressly Hawkins. Details from his pension application (online from FamilySearch) and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Caroline E Koon (1854-1924) in September 1876 in Columbia County, FL, and they had 6 children. She applied for a pension (online from FamilySearch) based on his Confederate service, and began receiving $120 per year in March 1912.


04/30/1836; Prosperity, Newberry County, SC


01/17/1912; burial in Fort White City Cemetery, Fort White, FL


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Company H, Holcombe Legion  [AotW citation 22115]