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Lt. George W. Edwards, 16th Maine, 1862

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Lt. George W. Edwards, 16th Maine, 1862

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George Edwards (1839-1862) was born in Gorham, the son of James Harker Roach Edwards and Emeline "Abby" McLellan. He was a member of the Class of 1862 at Bowdoin College.

He enlisted as 2nd lieutenant in the 16th Maine Infantry in February 1862 and was promoted to full 1st lieutenant on Dec. 31, 1862. He was killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on Dec. 13, 1862, while leading his troops in a bayonet charge.

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  • Title: Lt. George W. Edwards, 16th Maine, 1862
  • Creator: J. S Hendee, Augusta
  • Creation Date: 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Town: Augusta
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 10 x 6
  • Local Code: Coll. 135 Box 1/20
  • Collection: Abner R. Small Papers
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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