Age: 33, credited to Greensboro, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: drafted - enl 8/28/63, m/i 8/28/63, PVT, Co. D, 4th VT INF, mwia, Wilderness, 5/5/64 (minnie ball, both knees), d/wds 5/18/64, Union House Hosp., Fredericksburg
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Birth: 1830, Craigenfeoch, Renfrew, Scotland
Burial: Probably buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: 1892 Revised Roster says Edson, but CMSR and vital records in Greensboro, VT say Esdon
Great Grandfather of Donald Esdon McGinnis Jr., Mission Hills, CA
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Died in Virginia
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JOHN EDSON, son of James Edson, born in Scotland, aged 33, drafted at Greensboro, Aug, 28, '63, mustered as a recruit for Co. D., 4th Reg; joined the company at Brandy Station, Va.; remained with it until wounded by a Minnie ball in both knees, at the Wilderness, May 5, '64, sent to the Union Hospital at Fredericksburg; died May 18, '64, and buried there.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:223
Submitted by: Deanna French.