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Confederate (CSV)


Edward Sims Ready

(1830 - 1875)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was commissioned Captain of Company I, 3rd Alabama Infantry in April 1861. He was wounded at Seven Pines, VA in June 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and was wounded and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major on 30 May 1863 and assigned to command several companies of conscripts and reserve troops at Camp Watts near Notasulga, AL. They fought as Ready's Battalion at Beasley's Tank near Chehaw, AL on 18 July 1864 and elsewhere in Alabama that year, and surrendered at Montgomery, AL in May 1865.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His command on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Amanda Sledge (1833-1896) in June 1853 and they had 5 children.

More on the Web

See an excellent online exhibit from William G. Wilson on the action at Beasley's Tank.


09/27/1830; Tuscaloosa County, AL


06/30/1875; Wetumpka, AL; burial in Wetumpka City Cemetery, Wetumpka, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=166119, etc.  [AotW citation 25599]