|Death: ||Jun. 30, 1862|
Civil War Confederate Soldier. Edmund's rank at the time of his death was 3rd Corporal. He entered Confederate service from the district of Charleston, South Carolina, and was a fearless member of Company L, Gregg's 1st South Carolina Infantry. The eighteen year old was mortally wounded while fighting in Virginia. The inscription on his marker recounts his death: "One of the colour guard of the 1st Regt. of So. Ca. Volunteers, shot in the Battle of Gaines Mill 27th June 1862, and died at Manchester Hospital June 30th, aged 18 years and 6 months. As he felt his death wound, he unfurled the flag, just received from a dying sergeant, waived it, and delivered it to his Colonel. Passing a night on the battlefield, he the next day had [sufficiently] recovered to carry off a wounded comrade more helpless than himself, with whom in parting, he left his canteen of water and weak and feverish pursued his weary way home."
1. The Manchester Hospital mentioned is in all probability the Manchester Barracks Hospital that was located outside of Richmond, Virginia.
2. His birthdate is circa.
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Jun 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14616129