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

Union Civil War Soldier. Born in Monroe County, Indiana, he was the son of Abel T. and Lucy Ellen Edwards. A few months after the Civil War began, he answered President Lincoln's call for volunteers and enlisted to serve in the Union Army. Edwards was mustered in with the 13th Iowa Infantry as a Private in Company C on September 28, 1861. The Company was formed in Lucas County, Iowa. One of the men in the company, Elias Mills, later became Abel's brother-in-law when he married Abel's sister, Elizabeth. The formation of the regiment was completed a month later at Keokuk, Iowa and the men spent the winter of 1861-1862 in camp at Jefferson City, Missouri. The regiment's Corps was under the overall command of Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant and they were sent into action at the Battle of Pittsburg Landing on April 6, 1862 during the first day of the two day Battle of Shiloh. Abel suffered a mortal gunshot wound that pierced his lungs. He was transported on a hospital steamer upriver to Cincinnati, Ohio to receive care in one of the many military hospitals in the area. He died two weeks later at the 4th Street Military in Cincinnati when he was 23 years old. A cenotaph was made for him on his mother's headstone in the family cemetery in Lucas County, Iowa. His initials are spelled as A. J. on the Spring Grove Cemetery interment listing.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Abel T. Edwards (1810 - 1895)
  Lucy Ellen Bennett Edwards (1817 - 1872)
 
 Siblings:
  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
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 21, Lot A, Grave #168
 
Created by: K Guy
Record added: Apr 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18806852
Pvt Abel Thomas Edwards
Added by: K Guy
 
Pvt Abel Thomas Edwards
Added by: K Guy
 
 
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