Name: EDWARDS, JAMES RUSSELL (listed on muster roll as James R. Edwards)
Rank: Promoted 5th Sgt 1863/09/06; promoted 2nd Sgt 1864/06/10; elected 2nd Lieut 1864/11/01.
Enlisted: July 1861 at Westville, Dale County
Service History: Present: Winchester VA, 1862/05/25; Cross Keys VA, 1862/06/08; Cold Harbor, 1862/06/27; Malvern Hill, 1862/07/02; Cedar Mt, 1862/08/09; Hazel River, 1862/08/23; Manassas Junction, 1862/08/27-30; Chantilly, 1862/09/01; Harper's Ferry, 1862/09/13; Sharpsburg, 1862/09/17; Shepherds Town VA, 1862/09/18; Fredericksburg VA, 1862/12/13; Suffolk VA, 1863/03/03; Gettysburg Pa, 1863/07/02-03; Battle Mount VA, 1863/07/24; Chickamauga GA, 1863/09/19-20; Camel Station, 1863/11/16; Knoxville TN, 1863/29&29; Dandridge TN, 1863/01/16; Wilderness VA, 1864/05/06; Spotsylvania VA, 1864/05/08&12; Present: Cold Harbor VA, 1864/06/03; Chester Station, 1864/06/17; Deep Bottom, 1864/08/14; Fussell Mill, 1864/08/16; Ft Gilmer, 1864/09/29; Ft Harrison, 1864/09/30; Darbytown, 1864/10/07; Darbytown East Road, 1864/10/13; Williamsburg Road, 1864/10/27; Absent on Detail: Raccoon Mt TN, 1863/10/27; Lookout Valley TN, 1863/10/28. Served as color bearer; commander of the company at surrender, Appomattox, Virginia. 
Date of Birth: 29 May 1840 Place of Birth: Lee County, Alabama
Date of Death: 39 June 1926 Place of Death: Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas
Buried: Gann Cemetery, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas
Father: Spencer Edwards (b 3 April 1817 in Georgia, d 2 November 1897 in Taylor County, Georgia; son of William Newton Edwards and Mary Whatley)
Mother: Mary Ann Willis (b abt 1821 in Georgia, daughter of John Willis and Susan //, married 25 April 1836 in Talbot County, Georgia)
Spouse(s): Sarah Biggs
Children: Thomas, Ada, Wilson, May, Mary W. (Ziglar), Belle Boyd
Occupation: Farmer
Residence(s): Ariton, Dale County, Alabama
Other: Alabama Pension # 11666, Dale County. Name of pensioner: J. R. Edwards, witnesses: H. C. Yelverton & W. R. Painter. Wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness, VA, 1864/05/03, unable to make a living on account of General Disability, age 61, residing P. O. Rocky Head, AL
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Submitter: Georgia V. Fleming E-mail: hyacinth@ala.net