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Confederate (CSV)


Edward Graham Haywood

(1831 - 1887)

Home State: North Carolina

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Eldest son of US Senator William H. Haywood, Jr., he had attended St. James College (Md.), and was a lawyer in Raleigh before the War. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the Seventh Infantry on 16 May 1861 as that unit was formally organized. He was promoted to Colonel to date from the death of Colonel Campbell at Gaines Mill on 27 June 1862. He was wounded in action at 2nd Manassas in August 1862.

The rest of the War

He was again wounded in action at Chancellorsville and at the Wilderness (1863). He was relieved of his commission for drunkeness in December 1863, but later served in the Invalid Corps - having been partly blinded by wounds.

After the War

Both of his brothers also served in the Seventh Infantry, but neither survived the War. Duncan Cameron was a Lieutenant, Co. E and was killed at Cold Harbor. William Henry III, Lieutenant in Company K, was killed at the Wilderness1.

He resumed his career as an attorney in Raleigh until his death there in 1887.

References & notes

Service information from Moore's Roster2 with additional biographical details from Colonels3.


1831 in NC


07/18/1887; Raleigh, NC; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC


1   Ashe, Samuel A'Court, and Stephen B. Weeks and Charles L. Van Noppen, Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present, 8 Volumes, Greensboro (NC): Charles L. Van Noppen, 1905-1917, Vol. 6, pp. 302, 303  [AotW citation 997]

2   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 237  [AotW citation 998]

3   Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008, pp. 189-90  [AotW citation 999]