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E. C. Edmonds

E. C. Edmonds

Confederate (CSA)


Edward Claxton Edmonds

(1835 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Class of 1858;Class Rank: 11/19

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 38th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

After graduation from VMI he was a teacher and co-principal of the Danville (VA) Military Academy. He was appointed Col. of the 38th Virginia 1 July 1861. He was wounded in action at Seven Pines, commanded the Brigade at Malvern Hill, and was out sick in the summer of 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was killed in "Picket's Charge" at Gettysburg, PA, on 3 July 1863. Buried anonymously on the battlefield, and reinterred (probably in 1872) in the "Gettysburg Dead" section of Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

References & notes

Source: Roster and Bio, thanks to the VMI Archives. The picture above is from a portrait graciously provided by GGGrandson Ed Allen - a larger copy of which is online, hosted by VMI.


1/21/1835; Paris, VA


7/3/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA