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E.A. Marye

E.A. Marye

Confederate (CSV)


Edward Avonmore Marye

(1835 - 1864)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Fredericksburg (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 25 year old clerk living with his prosperous lawyer father and younger brother "Stewart" (Alexander Stuart Marye) in Fredericksburg, VA. He enrolled there on 10 May 1861 as 2nd Lieutenant in Captain Braxton's Mounted Artillery Company, 2nd Virginia Artillery Regiment. They became the independent Fredericksburg Light Artillery battery by 18 March 1862, when he was promoted to First Lieutenant.

On the Campaign

He commanded a section of the battery in Maryland and probably led the battery at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 while Captain Braxton was acting divisional chief of artillery. His horse was killed in action at Shepherdstown/Boteler's Ford on 19 September.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain on 2 March 1863. He died of disease in Petersburg, VA on 5 October 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. His role at Sharpsburg from Brig. Gen. A.P. Hill's Report. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from an ambrotype at the American Civil War Museum, Richmond, VA.

The land around his family home in Fredericksburg, VA was known as Marye's Heights - now famous for the combat there in December 1862.


02/20/1835; Fredericksburg, VA


10/05/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30445]