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Confederate (CSA)


Edward Dudley Hall

(1823 - 1896)

Home State: North Carolina

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 46th North Carolina Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

He was elected to the state legislature in 1846, and served 8 years as Sheriff of Wilmington beginning in 1852. At the outbreak of War, he raised a Company and was appointed Captain, NC State Troops, in the 2nd Regiment of Infantry (Col. Tew) in May or June 1861. In August he was commissioned Major in the 7th NC Infantry. In March 1862, after distinguishing himself in action at New Berne, he was elected Colonel of the 46th North Carolina Infantry on its organization at Camp Magnum, near Raleigh.

On the Campaign

He assumed command of the Brigade from the wounded Colonel Manning on 17 September in the West Woods.

The rest of the War

He continued to serve until resigning for reasons of disability in December 1864.

After the War

Back in North Carolina he was again Sheriff and elected to the State Senate in 1866. He was the unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant-Governor in 1868, and was later elected Mayor of Wilmington (1883) and chief of police (1887).

References & notes

Source: Report of the North Carolina Convention and Military Board, 26 June 1861, posted online by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Basic biographical detail from Confederate Military History1.


09/27/1823; Wilmington, NC




1   Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol IV, pp. 524-525  [AotW citation 949]