Slater, Edward

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Birth

Edward Slater was born in Rensselaerville, Albany County, NY in about 1838.[1] His parents were deceased before 1850.

Marriage & Children

Occupation

Before his enlistment in th 7th HA Regiment, Edward worked as a carpenter.[1]


Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 12 Aug 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private[1]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company K[1]
Promotion Date: 18 Aug 1862[1]
Promotion Rank: Corporal[1]
Promotion Date: 1 Feb 1863[1]
Promotion Rank: Sergeant[1]
Promotion Date: unknown[1]
Promotion Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant[1]
Captured on: 16 Jun 1864[1]
Captured at: Petersburg, VA[1]
Imprisoned at: Andersonville, GA[1]
Died on: 27 Jan 1865[1]
Died at: Andersonville, GA[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 24. Died of scurvy and buried at Andersonville in grave number 12534.[1]

Born in Rensselaerville, NY, Age 24, Carpenter, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, 5'11-1/2" tall.[2]

Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998

Death

He died of scurvy on January 27, 1865 at Andersonville prison and was buried there in grave number 12534.[1]

His Will

Edward's will reflects that he apparently had no immediate family or next of kin.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  2. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases