Redington, Edward Dana
Age: 22, credited to St. Johnsbury, VTVITALS
Birth: 11/12/1839, Chelsea, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Buried in St. Johnsbury, VT
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Redington, Edward Dana, of Evanston, Ill., son of Edward C. and Caroline D. (Stearns) Redington, was born Nov. 12, 1839, at Chelsea.
Mr. Redington was educated in the schools of Chelsea, and at the St. Johnsbury Academy, and graduated with the class of 1861 at Dartmouth College. After graduating, he became a teacher in St. Johnsbury Academy for a year. In the winter of 1863-'64 he served as assistant cashier of the Passumpsic Bank.
From 1862 to the close of 1865 Mr. Redington was actively engaged in the defense of the Union. He enlisted in the 12th Vt. Vols., August 23, 1862, and was sergeant-major to Feb. 23, 1863, and afterwards 2d Lieut. of Co. I until mustered out, July 14, 1863. President Lincoln appointed him additional paymaster U. S. Vols. with the rank of major, Feb. 24, 1864, and he remained on duty with the Army of the Potomac until June 24, 1865, when he was ordered to Springfield, Ill., to pay mustered out troops. He served there until Nov. 30, 1865, and was mustered out at the close of the war. From 1866 to 1871 he was employed by the Kansas Pacific Railway Co. as cashier and paymaster, residing at Wyandotte, Leavenworth, and Lawrence, Kan. From 1871 to 1875 he was engaged in the lumber business in Lawrence, Kan., and from 1875 to 1887 in Chicago, Ill. Since 1888 he has been connected with the Provident Life and Trust Co. of Philadelphia, Pa., in their Chicago agency.
Mr. Redington is a Republican in politics, though while in Kansas he was the Prohibition candidate for mayor of Lawrence in 1873. In the same city he was a member of the school board from 1872 to 1875.
In the GAR Mr. Redington has been prominent, serving as aid on Commander Veazey's staff in 1891. He is a member of the Illinois Commandery, Loyal Legion, of the Western Society of the Army of the Potomac, and of the Sons of the American Revolution. He has been president of the Chicago Alumni Association of Dartmouth College; is president of the Chicago Association Sons of Vermont for 1894, and Jan. 22, 1894, he was elected president of the Chicago Congregational Club for the ensuing year.
Mr. Redington was married twice, his first wife being Mary Ann, daughter of Ephraim and Mary Ann Chamberlain of St. Johnsbury, whom he married Nov. 15, 1864. From this union there are three children living: Lizzie Stearns, John Chase and Paul Goodwin (twins). Mrs. Redington died in April, 1880. May 18, 1882, he married Mary Julia, daughter of Ezra and Julia R. Towne of Topsfield, Mass., by whom he has one child: Theodore Towne.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part III, p. 128.