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Edmund English
Birth: Nov. 16, 1841
Death: May 27, 1912
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Enlisted as a Corporal in Company C, 2nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on May 27, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant on July 1, 1862 and to 1st Sergeant on September 21, 1862. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia (May 6, 1864). His citation reads "During a rout and while under orders to retreat seized the colors, rallied the men and drove the enemy back" Medal was awarded on February 13, 1891. After he was mustered out of the 2nd New Jersey on February 28, 1865 as a paroled prisoner, he re-enlisted in the Union Army, serving as Sergeant Major of the 6th United States Veteran Volunteers, and a 1st Lieutenant of the 7th United States Veteran Volunteers. His Civil War service did not end until his muster out in August 1866. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Agnes Hortense English (____ - 1897)*
 
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Burial:
Old Cathedral Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section N, Range 1, Lot 50
 
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Record added: Dec 19, 2000
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Edmund English
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Honoring your heroism and service for the preservation of the Union
- Wagon Master
 Added: Mar. 8, 2017
You showed magnificent valor that made a difference in Battle of the Wilderness. Thank you so much for your service and rest in peace.
- John Haseltine
 Added: Oct. 4, 2016
Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 27, 2016
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