Maj Edward Duchman Muhlenberg

Maj Edward Duchman Muhlenberg

Birth
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Mar 1883 (aged 51)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 27617495 · View Source
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Union Artillery Commander. Edward Duchman Muhlenberg was born on May 15, 1831, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Muhlenberg assumed command of the brigade when the commander joined Gen. Slocum's staff shortly after the battle began. He was brevetted major of the 4th U. S. Artillery.


EDWARD DUCHMAN MUHLENBERG (Lancaster, Pa.) Yale
was born in Lancaster, May 18, 1832, and entered the class at Yale University the first term Sophomore year. From graduation, until Sept. 1857, he was engaged as civil engineer on various railroads and canals in Pennsylvania. In September, 1857, he sailed for Brazil in company with several other civil engineers and artisans required in the construction of a portion of very heavy grading on the Dom Pedro Segundo Railroad, commencing at Rio Janeiro, and running nearly due west. "Remained on this road until Sept. 1861, when I bade adieu to the evergreen land. The desire to return and fully understand the 'unpleasantness' by participation, became irresistible. I landed at Baltimore in Oct. 1861, and upon reaching Philadelphia was elected Lieut. Colonel of a Pennsylvania Regiment just about completing its organization." Soon afterwards he received an appointment as 1st Lieut, in the 4th Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was ordered to Co. F., known as Best's Battery during the war. "My associate, 1st Lieut. F. B. Crosby, was killed at Chancellorsville in May, 1863. For short intervals before that date, and constantly after, was the sole officer with it. Doing service with the I2th Corps in the Army of the Potomac, was chief of artillery of the right wing of the army during the three days' fight at Gettysburg, July, 1863. Fought at Missionary Ridge under Gen. Hooker. Remained with the Battery until Dec. 1864, when I was appointed Adjutant and Regimental Quartermaster." He left the army in May, 1866, and resumed civil engineering ; was employed on the Kansas & Pacific Railroad from Sept. 1856 to Sept. 1867; came East in Sept. 1867, and was employed in the construction of the Reading & Wilmington Railroad until Jan. 1870. From July, 1870 to Jan. 1871, was surveying a route along the Yellowstone River, in Montana, and from June, 1871 to Jan. 1872, surveying the Texas & Pacific Railroad from Fort Phantom Hill to Fort Bliss on the Rio Grande. He is at present at Lancaster, unmarried.

[Pages 69-70, Plumley, Gardiner Spring & Colton, Willis Strong, Biographical Record of the Class of 1850 of Yale College: Prepared By The Class Committee And Printed For The Members Of The Class. Not Published. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers. 1877.]



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  • Added: 17 Jun 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27617495
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Edward Duchman Muhlenberg (15 May 1831–10 Mar 1883), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27617495, citing Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by EFB III (contributor 46863003) .