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Confederate (CSV)


Edwin Saulsbury Bass

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1850 he was a farm boy on his family's place in Russell County, AL, but in 1860 he was an unmarried 22 year old lawyer in Dawson, Terrell County, GA. By July 1861 he was 2nd Lieutenant of the Panola Rifles, a local militia unit. His law partner, Richard Maltbie (later Lt Colonel of the 13th, 1837-1888), was First Lieutenant. They enrolled for Confederate service as Company H, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861, and Bass was elected 2nd Lieutenant. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 17 November 1861 when Maltbie was elected Captain.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His mother Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" Saulsberry Bass Freeman (1818-1893) filed for his final pay of $411 in November 1862.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, source also of his birthplace. Personal details from family genealogists, notably Jeff Basset, the US Census of 1850 and 1860, and the Augusta Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel of 24 July 1861.


08/08/1838; Macon, GA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7292]

2   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 28299]