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Col Edward Everett Cross
Birth: Apr. 22, 1832
Lancaster
Coos County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. In the mid 1800ís, he was a Washington correspondent and wrote articles for newspapers such as the New York Herald. He also worked several times as a US Army Scout in the Arizona Territory where he established the territory's first newspaper and had mining interest. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he returned east and was commissioned a Colonel in command of the 5th New Hampshire Infantry, Union Army. He soon gained a reputation as skilled leader in front of his corps, also being wounded in battles to include at Seven Pines, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. On July 2, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg, he led a brigade in 1st Division, II Corps. His division was sent to the left flank to help stabilize it after the Confederates had begun attacking. Cross's brigade was formed on the left of the division's III Corps battle line, when he was mortally wounded while at the left of his line near the Rose Woods. He died the next day in a field hospital and body was shipped home to Lancaster, New Hampshire. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ephraim Cross (1795 - 1876)
  Abigail C Everett Cross (____ - 1884)
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Everett Cross (____ - 1894)*
  William Cross (1817 - 1819)**
  Nelson Cross (1824 - 1897)**
  Charles M. Cross (1826 - 1828)**
  Edward Everett Cross (1832 - 1863)
  Persis F. Cross Chase (1839 - 1903)*
  Francis L. Cross (1843 - 1884)*
  Helen Wilder Cross Denison (1849 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

Cause of death: Mortally wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg
 
Burial:
Wilder Cemetery
Lancaster
Coos County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 13, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 23053
Col Edward Everett Cross
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Col Edward Everett Cross
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Col Edward Everett Cross
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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Brother Colonel, you had an interesting combat character about you wearing a red bandana into every engagement you went into with the exception of Gettysburg on July 2d. There you wore a black one for you had a premonition the night before it was your las...(Read more)
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 23, 2016

- Republican
 Added: Apr. 22, 2016
Thank you for your service and sacrifice, your 5th cousin 5x removed
- Jen
 Added: Mar. 24, 2016
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