Maj Frederick M Edgell

Maj Frederick M Edgell

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 21 Jun 1877 (aged 47–48)
Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Unknown
Plot Buried in Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
Memorial ID 94691333 · View Source
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Frederick M. Edgell (22nd reunion): A teenage hero of the Mexican-American war, Edgell recruited most of the 100-plus men of the 1st Independent Battery, NH Volunteer Light Artillery in 1861 from the Manchester area.

Appointed First Lieutenant, he was 2nd in command of the Battery, and fought at Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg.

Promoted to Captain, he lead the Battery into battle at Gettysburg. In late 1864 was promoted again, to Major, when in a purely ceremonial move, his Battery was attached to the Heavy Artillery, even though the Battery remained a Light Artillery detachment in the field until the end of the War.

Post #76 of the GAR, in Orfordville, was named after Edgell.


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  • Created by: Lester Letson
  • Added: 1 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94691333
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Frederick M Edgell (1829–21 Jun 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94691333, ; Maintained by Lester Letson (contributor 46627920) Unknown.