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 Edwin Williamson Price

Edwin Williamson Price

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 4 Jan 1908 (aged 73)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 18474 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Officer. he was the eldest son of General Sterling Price, C.S.A. Edwin & his father were at the planters' house in downtown St. Louis when Lyon surrounded Camp Jackson on May 10, 1861 & thus evaded capture. Edwin returned to Charlton County as colonel or the 3d Regiment, Third Division, Missouri State Guard, took part in battles at Carthage, Drywood, & Lexington. When the division's commander, John B. Clark, was elected to the Confederate Congress, Price was promoted to brigadier general to replace him. Price was captured by Union forces in 1862. With the active involvement of President Jefferson Davis, Price was exchanged for a Union general. He rejoined his father, then in Mississippi, but promptly resigned his Confederate commission & returned to Missouri, later obtaining a pardon from President Lincoln. Price publicly renounced the Confederacy with such conviction that the Missouri Republican predicted his father would soon follow his example. Father & son reconciled at war's end, with the elder Price passing his land holdings to Edwin to avoid confiscation by the Federal authorities.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18474
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Williamson Price (10 Jun 1834–4 Jan 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18474, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .