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Charles W Edgar

Birth: 26 May 1840

Death: 12 Nov 1921

(Aged 81 years, 5 months, 17 days.)

Burial: Hopewell Cemetery
Navarro, Navarro County, Texas, USA

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Served in Company K, 13th Inf., Mississippi as [Rank Unknown]

Residence Richmond County GA; Enlisted on 3/26/1864 as a Private. On 3/26/1864 he mustered into "G" Co. GA 3rd Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * Oath of Allegiance (date and place not stated) (Transported to Savannah, GA) * Deserted 2/23/1865 (place not stated) (To enemy) * Received 2/24/1865 Washington, DC By Provost Marshal Gnl Sources used: - Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865 Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 4/1/1861 as a Private. On 4/1/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. MS 13th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
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13th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Corinth, Mississippi, in May, 1861. Its members were raised in the counties of Lauderdale, Winston, Wayne, Attala, Newton, Chickasaw, Kemper, and Clarke. Ordered to Virginia it saw action at First Manassas and Leesburg, and in April, 1862, totalled 640 effectives. The unit was brigaded under Generals Griffith, Barksdale, and Humphreys, Army of Northern Virginia. It fought with the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor except when it was with Longstreet at Chickamauga and Knoxville. After participating in Early's operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and 13th shared in various conflicts around Appomattox. It was organized with 1,200 men and sustained 7 casualties at Leesburg and 135 during the Seven Days' Battles. It lost thirty-one percent of the 202 engaged at Sharpsburg, had 8 killed, 59 wounded, and 14 missing at Fredericksburg, and of the 481 at Gettysburg, thirty-four percent were disabled. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and 4 officers and 81 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William Barksdale, James W. Carter, and Kennon McElroy; Lieutenant Colonels John M. Bradley, Alfred G. O'Brien, and M. Whitaker; and Majors George L. Donald and Isham Harrison.
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