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E. D. Muhlenberg

E. D. Muhlenberg

Federal (USA)


Edward Duchman Muhlenberg

(1831 - 1883)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: Yale College, Class of 1850

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery F

Before Antietam

After graduation from Yale in 1850 he was a civil engineer in Pennsylvania, working on rail and water projects into 1857. He then travelled to Brazil to work on the Dom Pedro Segundo Railroad into 1861, returning to the US at the outbreak of War. He was appointed First Lieutenant, 4th US Artillery on 22 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded Battery F on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He served as Regimental Quartermaster, 4th Artillery from 13 August to 29 November 1864 and Regimental Adjutant to 5 January 1865. He resigned his commission on 8 May 1866.

After the War

He returned to engineering, on the Kansas & Pacific Railroad to September 1867, the Reading & Wilmington Railroad until January 1870, surveying a route along the Yellowstone River (1870), and surveying the Texas & Pacific Railroad from Fort Phantom Hill to Fort Bliss on the Rio Grande (to 1872).

References & notes

Service dates from Heitman,1 with his photo above from Taylor2. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave, quoting from Biographical Record of the Class of 1850 of Yale College (1877).


05/15/1831; Lancaster, PA


3/10/1883; Lancaster, PA; burial in Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, PA


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 734  [AotW citation 435]

2   History of the Regiment scanned and posted online by Scott Gutzke on his fine Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery website.
Taylor, Sydney W., Adjutant and Lieutenant, Officers of the Fourth Regiment of U.S. Artillery from its Organization in 1821, [unknown]: W. R. Lyle and T. H. Maddux, Publishers, 1890  [AotW citation 436]