Atwater, Edgar Warren
Age: 0, credited to Burlington, VTVITALS
Birth: 06/15/1829, Burlington, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Elmwood Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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Edgar W. Atwater
Civil War Service: U.S. Military Telegraph Service; "1st Lt in New York Militia, and in US Army from 1862 to 1865." (F. Atwater, Vol. I, p. 289)
The following account of Edgar W. Atwater was given by his brother, Henry H. Atwater: "My brother, Edgar, who was in the United States Military Telegraph Service and stationed at Lebanon Junction, Tenn., was called up one day on the wire, as he supposed by his friend, Bennett, the operator stationed at Lebanon, who asked him to come down and spend the Fourth with him. Upon taking the train he found he had been tricked by the Confederate operator, Ellsworth, connected with Morgan's Guerillas, who had cut the wires and was talking in place of Bennett. The train my brother was on was wrecked and fired upon and he was taken prisoner. Upon the sudden appearance of some cavalry, however, who were on the lookout and my brother made his escape." (F. Atwater, Vol. III.)
Francis Atwater, Atwater Family History and Genealogy, (Horton Printing Co., Meriden, CT, 1927)
Contributed by Chuck Atwater.