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 Clark Swett Edwards

Clark Swett Edwards

Birth
Otisfield Gore, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Death 3 May 1903 (aged 80)
Bethel, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Burial Bethel, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 6036844 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born March 26, 1824, in Otisfield, Maine, he was a merchant when the Civil War broke out and enlisted in the 5th Maine Infantry, Union Army. Elected as Captain of Company I of the 5th Maine, he participated in nearly every major battle in the eastern theater of the war, including the First and Second Bull Runs, Chancellorsville, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. By July of 1864, as Colonel in command of the 5th Maine Regiment, he was notable for capturing six Confederate flags, taking more then 1200 prisoners, 1700 small arms and 1 caisson. For gallantry in action, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war he returned home and pursued his interests in agriculture and business. He died at age 79 in Bethel, Maine.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 19 Dec 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6036844
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clark Swett Edwards (26 Mar 1823–3 May 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6036844, citing Woodland Cemetery, Bethel, Oxford County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .