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Clark Swett Edwards
Birth: Mar. 26, 1823
Otisfield Gore
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: May 3, 1903
Bethel
Oxford County
Maine, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born March 26, 1824, in Otisfield, Maine, he was a merchant when the Civil War broke out and enlisted in the 5th Maine Infantry, Union Army. Elected as Captain of Company I of the 5th Maine, he participated in nearly every major battle in the eastern theater of the war, including the First and Second Bull Runs, Chancellorsville, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. By July of 1864, as Colonel in command of the 5th Maine Regiment, he was notable for capturing six Confederate flags, taking more then 1200 prisoners, 1700 small arms and 1 caisson. For gallantry in action, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war he returned home and pursued his interests in agriculture and business. He died at age 79 in Bethel, Maine. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Enoch Edwards (1774 - 1863)
  Abigail McLellan Edwards (1779 - 1849)
 
 Spouse:
  Maria A Mason Edwards (1828 - 1885)*
 
 Children:
  Delmer E Edwards (1824 - 1909)*
  Ayres M Edwards (1857 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lathrop Edwards (1801 - 1847)*
  Richard Edwards (1804 - 1871)*
  Harriet McLellan Edwards Coombs (1806 - 1846)*
  James McLellan Edwards (1817 - 1895)*
  Bryce McLellan Edwards (1820 - 1894)*
  Clark Swett Edwards (1823 - 1903)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Bethel
Oxford County
Maine, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 19, 2001
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Clark Swett Edwards
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