Sunday, January 05, 2014

Edwin A. Gordon, 57th., Ohio Infantry.

Ohio State Records.

Edwin A. Gordon, Field & Staff, Sergeant Major, Age 19, enlisted September 2, 1861, for 3 years.  Promoted from Sergeant Co. A., March 30, 1862; to Second Lieutenant Co. I., December 29, 1863; promoted to First Lieutenant August 16, 1864, but not mustered; to Captain Co. G., June 16, 1865.  Mustered out with company August 14, 1865.

Files of the Surgeon General.

Edwin A. Gordon, Sergeant Major, 57th., Ohio Volunteers, was wounded near Vicksburg, Mississippi, December 29, 1863, by a gun shot missile which fractured the external table of the frontal bone over the right eye.

He was on the same day admitted to the Hospital Steamer City of Memphis.  He recovered rapidly, was on January 17, 1863, admitted to the Lawson Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, and returned to duty on April 2, 1863.  His pension claim is reported  as pending. 

1 comment:

Jessica Rogers said...

I did research on Edwin Gordon and his family as part of a genealogy research/reference course in library school. He was an interesting guy and it was fun to read his 1865 diary.