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Atwater, Edgar Warren
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 0, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): US Military Telegraph Corps, 1st NY MILITIA
Service: US Military Telegraph Corps; 1st Lt in New York Militia, and in US Army from 1862 to 1865

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VITALS
Birth: 06/15/1829, Burlington, VT
Death: 05/23/1905

Burial: Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 191
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch/Deb Light
Findagrave Memorial #: 117526583
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: Died in South Burlington
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BURIAL:
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Elmwood Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Edgar W. Atwater

Civil War Service: U.S. Military Telegraph Service; "1st Lt in New York Militia, and in US Army from 1862 to 1865." (F. Atwater, Vol. I, p. 289)

The following account of Edgar W. Atwater was given by his brother, Henry H. Atwater: "My brother, Edgar, who was in the United States Military Telegraph Service and stationed at Lebanon Junction, Tenn., was called up one day on the wire, as he supposed by his friend, Bennett, the operator stationed at Lebanon, who asked him to come down and spend the Fourth with him. Upon taking the train he found he had been tricked by the Confederate operator, Ellsworth, connected with Morgan's Guerillas, who had cut the wires and was talking in place of Bennett. The train my brother was on was wrecked and fired upon and he was taken prisoner. Upon the sudden appearance of some cavalry, however, who were on the lookout and my brother made his escape." (F. Atwater, Vol. III.)

Francis Atwater, Atwater Family History and Genealogy, (Horton Printing Co., Meriden, CT, 1927)

Contributed by Chuck Atwater.