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Edgar R. Aston
Birth: Nov. 30, 1847
New Richmond
Clermont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1932
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in New Richmond, Ohio in 1847. During the Civil War, at the age of 16, Edgar enlisted as a private in Company C, 153rd Ohio Infantry, a 100 days service regiment, and served from May to September 1864. When the war was over, he remained with the U.S. Army and was posted on frontier duty. During the Apache Wars against Cochise, he was a member of the 8th U.S. Cavalry and was commended for distinguished service throughout the campaign. On July 28, 1868 while a member of Company L, 8th U. S. Cavalry, Private Aston along with two other men volunteered to search for a wagon passage out of a four thousand foot valley wherein an infantry column was immobile. This small group passed six miles among hostile Apache terrain finding the sought passage. On their return trip down the canyon they were attacked by Apaches who were successfully held at bay. Private Aston ís unselfish heroic actions on that date was awarded the Medal of Honor. In keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and bring great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army. He remained a career soldier for 30 years until retiring with pension in 1893. Edgar died in Cincinnati, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. (bio by: Shock) 
Family links: 
  William Aston (____ - 1849)
  Emeline Aston (____ - 1865)
  Harriett Elizabeth Aston Boggess (1845 - 1913)*
  Edgar R. Aston (1847 - 1932)
*Calculated relationship
Tate Township Cemetery
Clermont County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 7, Lot 40
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8323447
Edgar R. Aston
Added by: Leon Edmund Basile
Edgar R. Aston
Added by: Don Morfe
Edgar R. Aston
Added by: Don Morfe
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