Name: EDWARDS, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD (listed on muster roll as William A. Edwards)
Rank: 1st Lieutenant (Elected 1861/07/03); Captain (Promoted 1862/05/02)
Enlisted: 3 July 1861 at Westville, Dale County, Alabama
Service History: Present: Winchester, VA, 1862/05/25, Cross Keys, VA, 1862/06/08, Cold Harbor, 1862/06/20, Fredericksburg, VA, 1862/12/13, Suffolk, VA, 1863/05/03, Gettysburg, PA, 1863/07/02-Battle of Mount, VA, 1863/07/24. Absent, sick: Malvern Hill, 1862/07/02, Cedar Mt., 1862/08/09, Hazel River, 1862/08/23, Manassas Junction, 1862/08/27, Manassas Plains, 1862/08/28-30, Chantilly, 1862/09/01, Harpers Ferry, 1862/09/13, Sharpsburg, M. A., 1862/09/17, Shepards Town, 1862/09/18. Promoted Captain 1862/03/06. Resigned 1863/09/02, served as Chaplain for the duration of the War.
Date of Birth: 28 February 1835 Place of Birth: Talbot County, Georgia
Date of Death: 12 December 1926 Place of Death: Dallas, Texas
Buried: Oak Cliff Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
Father: Ambrose Edwards (b 16 April 1805 in Wilkes County, Georgia, d 6 October 1884 in Dale County, Alabama)
Mother: Emeline James Gaulding (b 10 February 1810 in Virginia, d 4 January 1886 in Dale County, Alabama)
Spouse(s): Eliza Jones White (b 8 April 1836 in Meriwether County, Georgia, d 6 September 1922 in Dallas, Texas)
Children: Theophilus Ambrose, Mary James Cora (Skillern), Annie Lee (Neathery), Willie Maud (Lester), Carrie Louise (Wilson), Mattie Elizabeth (Jones), Eliza Emeline (Cochran), William Archibald Jr.
Occupation: Methodist Minister; School Teacher
Residence(s): Dale and Autauga Counties, Alabama; Dallas, Texas
Other: William A. Edwards Letter to the Southern Star
William A. Edwards Autobiography
Brother of Ambrose Newton Edwards and Young Mansfield Edwards

(Thanks to Dave Edwards for supplying this photo)

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