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LTC Eric Erson
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1840
Death: Oct. 31, 1871

Civil War Confederate Officer. When it was learned that war was inevitable, this 21-year old native of Sweden left his livelihood as a merchant in Lincolnton, North Carolina to enlist in the defense of the southern cause. On April 25, 1861 he became a member of North Carolina's Bloody Bethel Regiment, or 1st North Carolina Volunteer Infantry. His time with this famed regiment ended with his mustering out in November 1861. On April 28, 1862, he was commissioned a Captain and given the responsibility to lead Company H of the 52nd Regiment North Carolina Troops. It was his fortune to have a finger of his right hand amputated after the blood letting at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a place where his regiment suffered terribly during "Pickett's Charge" on July 3, 1863. On April 15, 1864, he was elevated to the rank of Major. Then came a moment during an August 25, 1864 action known in history as the Battle of Ream's Station, Virginia. It was here where he was once again wounded. More serious than his Gettysburg wound, this second battle wound was to his thigh. Hospitalization, then a required furlough to convalesce followed. His promotion to Lieutenant Colonel is dated August 30, 1864. On April 9, 1865, his four years of war drew to an end at Appomattox. 
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  Sarah Jane Arndt Erson (1845 - 1932)*
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Saint Lukes Lutheran Church Cemetery
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Apr 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26350687
LTC Eric Erson
Added by: Mike Huffstetler
LTC Eric Erson
Added by: Mike Huffstetler
LTC Eric Erson
Added by: Mike Huffstetler
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- Davilla
 Added: Aug. 20, 2014
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jun. 23, 2012
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Apr. 23, 2011
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