Edwin was the son of Isaac Tichenor Dewey and Almira Smith. He married Clara Somers, daughter of Alexander and Sarah Somers, on 23 Aug 1858 at Greensboro, Orleans Co., Vermont. He enlisted in the Vermont 11th Volunteers and was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia on 1 Jun 1864. He was subsequently sent to De Camp General Hospital on David's Island in Long Island Sound where he succumbed to the wounds he received in battle.
Edwin E. Dewey died Aug. 7, 1864 Æ 31 yrs
A member of the 11 Vt. Vols. mortally wounded at the battle of Coal Harbor June 1, 1864. He cheerfully gave his life for the Cause.
May he rest in Heaven