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Abel Thomas Edwards
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1839
Monroe County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1862
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Son of A. & L.E. Edwards
Killed in Battle at age 23y 3m 6d

Abel's military memorial is in Spring Grove Cemetery where he is buried in Lot A, Sec. 21, Grave 168.

That memorial was found (4 years after creation) completely void of info except a misspelled first name and a death date. The contributor refused to post an original bio submitted via SAC 1-23-11 along with a massive amount of info and family links; yet took all the data, rearranged it adding no additional info and a lot of empty words, and frequently quoted word-for-word from the copyright bio without attribute as though it was his own work (until on demand a note was added saying the originator of the info "contributed some"!). Therefore, the original bio is posted here on Abel's Cenotaph instead.


Abel enlisted in Co. C, 13th IA Inf, 28 Sept 1861. The Company was formed in Lucas Co. IA, and included several men from the Norwood area including Elias Mills who later married Abel's sister Elizabeth. They mustered into service 28 Oct 1861 at Keokuk, IA. The men spent the winter in camp at Jefferson City, MO, where three died of disease. On 6 April 1862, the Company experienced it's first and bloodiest battle of Shiloh, TN, under Ulysses S. Grant; aka Battle of Pittsburg Landing. Abel was shot in the lungs and removed to the 4th Street Military Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. He survived the wound for two weeks. A memorial was created for him here on his mother's headstone in the family cemetery in Lucas Co. IA.
-- by Kathy S. c.1-23-2011
Family links: 
  Abel T. Edwards (1810 - 1895)
  Lucy Ellen Bennett Edwards (1817 - 1872)
  Nancy Ann Edwards Lamb (1835 - 1883)*
  Mary C Edwards McCune (1837 - 1875)*
  Abel Thomas Edwards (1839 - 1862)
  Abel Thomas Edwards (1839 - 1862)*
  James Bennett Edwards (1840 - 1901)*
  Hannah Catherine Edwards Wright (1842 - 1894)*
  Clarissa Elizabeth Edwards Mills (1844 - 1888)*
  Norval Ralph Edwards (1846 - 1909)*
  Edward H Edwards (1849 - 1931)*
  Martha A Edwards Thompson (1851 - 1911)*
  John Wesley Edwards (1853 - 1854)*
  Lucy Ellen Edwards (1854 - 1857)*
  Matilda Edwards Anderson (1857 - 1888)*
  Joel Edwards (1858 - 1859)*
  Simpson E Edwards (1860 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Wells Pioneer Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Kathy S.
Originally Created by: Doris Christensen
Record added: Aug 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41227573
Abel Thomas Edwards
Added by: Doris Christensen
Abel Thomas Edwards
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Added by: Doris Christensen
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