Edward B White

Edward B White

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army · Sergeant
Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)

Sixth Infantry (St-Y)

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Confederate Army

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Service Start Date

12 Mar 1862

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Company A ("Davidson's Company", "Florida Guards")

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Service End Date

1 May 1865

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Served For

United States of America

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Biographical Sketch

    2nd Sergeant Edward Booth White was born on November 23rd, 1834.

    He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on March 12th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida and was appointed as 2nd Sergeant.  He was promoted to 1st Sergeant on April 18th, 1862, relieving Daniel Lafayette Kenan as the company’s 1st Sergeant when he was elected to Major during the regiment’s organization.

    He was present with the company until October 16th, 1862 when he was accidental wounded by the discharge of a gun (artillery) at Big Hill, Kentucky.

    He was left behind to recover from his wounds, and captured on October 29th.  He was transferred to Lexington, Kentucky on November 15th and subsequently transferred to Louisville, Kentucky on November 17th, where he would be place on the steamboat Mary Crane with other Confederate prisoners.  The trip would take them to Vicksburg, Mississippi via Cairo, Illinois for exchange.   He was at that time described as 27 years old, 5’ 7-1/2” tall, with gray eyes, dark hair, and light complexion.

    The date of his return to the company is unknown, but he was awarded a furlough of 40 days effective from January 14th, 1863.  He returned to about March 9th of 1863.

    He suffered a pay stoppage for “ordnance stores lost” between November 1st and December 31st, 1863 in the amount of $13.30; this likely due to the Confederate defeat at Missionary Ridge on November 25th.

    He was reported present with the company from this point until it surrendered at Durham Station, North Carolina on April 26, 1865.  He was listed with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, and paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1st, 1865.

    Lieutenant White died on October 17th, 1877 and is interred at City Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.

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