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Confederate (CSV)


Edwin McFarland

(c. 1824 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a married, 37 year old clerk in New Orleans when he enrolled in Company A, 7th Louisiana Infantry on 7 June 1861 as 2nd Lieutenant. He was promoted to Captain on 7 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a hospital near Sharpsburg while a prisoner of war.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him only as Capt. McFarland. Service details from Booth2.


c. 1824; New Orleans, LA


Date not known; near Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4473]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, Part 2, pg. 1188  [AotW citation 13100]