William Edmondson

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William Edmondson

  • Birth 1822
  • Death 7 Nov 1864
  • Burial Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot 6015
  • Memorial ID 14586173

During the Civil War, some areas of north Georgia were strongly pro-Union. Some joined Union military units in nearby states. In the summer of 1864, the Union army begin to recruit north Georgians into military units which eventually became known as the 1st Georgia Infantry.

In October of that year, a large number of these men were captured. It was discovered that a dozen of these men had deserted from the Confederate army. The deserters were taken to Gainesville, Georgia and executed on November 7, 1864.

After the War ended, their bodies were transferred to the National Cemetery at Marietta, Georgia in July of 1867.

Co B 37th Tennesse Inf; Military service: Fought under Hood at the Battle of Peachtree Creek in Atlanta.

s/o Robert Edmisten (Edmondson) and Mary Polly Harris Edmisten.

His wife was Sarah E "Sally" Rogers.


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  • Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 12 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14586173
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Edmondson (1822–7 Nov 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14586173, citing Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Evening Blues (contributor 46587085) .