|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1841|
New Haven County
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1897|
Edward Bassett was 19 when he was mustered into service on April 29, 1861. On December 11, 1862, the First Minnesota joined the battle at Fredericksburg, Maryland. The regiment was stationed on the right of the Union line. From that position the soldiers saw the fruitless assault on the Rebel position at Marye's Heights. The First was initially ordered into the attack, but the orders were countermanded. On October 14, 1863, he suffered a slight wound to his head at the battle of Bristow Station. A month later the First was on the move again and engaged the Rebels at a place called Mine Run. Edward was mustered out with the regiment on May 5, 1864. He chose not to reenlist in the First Battalion. However, on Feb 21, 1865, he enlisted in Company L of the First Minnesota Heavy Artillery. Several men from his old unit were now in service with this unit, including its Colonel, his old commander, William Colvill. Edward was promoted to sergeant four days after enlisting, undoubtedly because of his experience with Minnesota's other "First". They were stationed in Tennessee, where they trained and did guard duty. The unit was mustered out on Sept 27, 1865.
Edward was married on March 22, 1871, at Faribault, MN.
Edward was a member of the Stoddard Post #34 in Worthington. He died on April 9, 1897, at the age of 58.
Residence was not listed; 19 years old.
Enlisted on 4/29/1861 at Morristown, Rice Co., MN as a Private.
On 4/29/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. MN 1st Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 5/5/1864
On 2/21/1865 he mustered into "L" Co. MN 1st Heavy Artillery
He was Mustered Out on 9/27/1865
Promotions: Sergt 2/25/1865
Henry George Bassett (1815 - 1878)
Minerva Lines Bassett (1817 - 1901)
Harriet Amanda King Bassett (1837 - 1931)*
Carrie May Bassett Henriksen (1871 - 1955)*
Louis Benjamin Bassett (1873 - 1947)*
Elmer Howard Bassett (1874 - 1938)*
Henry George Bassett (1877 - 1911)*
Roy Verne Bassett (1878 - 1883)*
Edward Napier Bassett (1880 - 1966)*
Lelia Adel Bassett Smith (1882 - 1979)*
Georgie Sylvia Bassett (1884 - 1894)*
Bernice Alda Bassett Lawrence (1886 - 1939)*
Morton Harrison Bassett (1889 - 1961)*
Marguerite Ethelwyn Bassett Rice (1891 - 1969)*
Edward Henry Bassett (1841 - 1897)
George S Bassett (1843 - 1862)*
Ella Frances Bassett Chamberlain (1848 - 1928)*
Anna Eliza Bassett Abbott (1851 - 1925)*
Elford S Bassett (1854 - 1931)*
Maintained by: Andrew Lawrence
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 05, 2006
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