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 Edward S. Past

Edward S. Past

Birth
Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 Nov 1914 (aged 73)
Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 3, Grave 6891AA
Memorial ID 19873 · View Source
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Pioneers Pass Away
Word has been received here that Edward S. Past, one of the founders of Hebron, was found dead in bed at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., where he was in command (Superintendent of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery).

Mr. Past was connected with the Journal of this place three years, and always took a prominent part in anything that would add to the prosperity of the town. He was the first county clerk after the county was divided.

Hebron Register, Hebron, NE, November 20, 1914
--Kathy Monical (49101662)
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Sergeant Major Past represents the entire 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (see The Jefferson Barracks Minnesota Monument photo. On July 2, 1863, his regiment was called on to make an attack at Gettysburg in an attempt to stop Confederate pursuit following the route of the Federal III Corps. It cost the regiment 215 of its 262 men engaged, the highest casulty rate (82 percent) of any Union regiment in any battle of the Civil War. Of the attack, General Winfield Hancock is reported to have said: "There is no more gallant deed recorded in history."

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19873
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward S. Past (3 Jun 1841–13 Nov 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19873, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .