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 Edwin Francis Jemison

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Edwin Francis Jemison

Civil War Confederate Soldier. Born the 2nd son of R.W. and S.C. Jeminson in Milledgeville, Georgia, his family was living in Louisiana when the Civil War started. He joined the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry and fought under John B. Gordon during the Peninsula Campaign. At one point during the war, he transfered to and served with the 2nd Georgia Infantry. In July of 1862, he fought in the Battle of Malvern Hill, where he was killed. Edwin was only 17 years old. Much debate surrounded this young boy for awhile. His picture has become, over time, one of the most famous portraits of the youthful, common soldier who made up the majority of both the Union and Confederate Armies, and has been used in numerous historical works abouth the Civil War. Although first believed to be an "Edwin F. Jennison", researchers have found that this photo is of Edwin Francis Jemison.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 16 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13976014
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Francis Jemison (1 Dec 1844–1 Jul 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13976014, citing Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .