Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Many Names Of Eddy.

At first I thought I would find it hard to find any good information on the name of Eddy as it is a common name, but it don’t take long to start finding some interesting information. The information on this page will large and small, but what ever you find I hope it will helpful in your hunt for your ancestor.

Note. This information comes from the many departments of the Library of Congress.

For the relief of the heirs of Joshua Eddy, deceased.

March 14, 1848.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the treasury pay, out of any money in the treasury not other wise appropriated to the heirs or legal representatives of Joshua Eddy, deceased, who was a captain in the army of the Revolution, and a deranged officer, one year’s full pay as captain and interest thereon; and, also, any balance that may’ be found due to said Joshua Eddy, in settlement of his account for services rendered while in actual service in Army of the Revolution.

Joshua Eddy, Mass., Ensign 16th., Continental infantry, Jan.-Dec. 1776, Captain 14th., Mass., Jan. 1, 1777; deranged Oct. 15, 1778.

Note. I believe this is the same man, above.

For the relief of heirs of William Eddy, deceased.

June 21, 1870.

Be ‘it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby,
authorized and directed to reissue to the heirs and legal representatives of William Eddy, United States securities equal in value to a coupon bond, number two thousand six hundred and ninety-seven, of the denomination of one thousand dollars, of the fourth series, under the act of twenty-fifth February, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, issued to William Eddy, or bearer, eighteenth December, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, bearing interest from first November, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, which bond and the coupons thereof were destroyed by fire on the twenty-first March, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, the property in the possession of the said William Eddy: Provided, That a bond satisfactory to the Secretary of the Treasury, shall be executed and delivered to him.
Passed the House of Representatives June 18, 1870.

For the relief of Caleb Eddy.

December 28, 1841.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be paid to Caleb Eddy, of Warren, in the State of Rhode Island, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two hundred and eighty-five dollars and eighty-seven cents, for the amount of drawback of duties on thirty-nine bags of coffee, shipped at the port of Boston in the vessel called the Rasselas, in the month of May in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.


For the relief of the estate of E. W. Eddy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep resenta2 lives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the treasury be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to allow to the estate of E. W. Eddy, late paymaster iii the United States army, a credit of two hundred thousand dollars, the amount of public funds in his hands as paymaster on board the steamer “Brother Jonathan,” lost by the wreck of said steamer, on the thirtieth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, off the coast of California: Provided, That the final order fir the allowance of the said credit shall not be made until the whole subject connected with the said alleged loss shall be fully investigated by the Paymaster General, and he shall certify to the proper department of the government that the loss of the vessel has been fully proved.
Passed the House of Representatives March 23, 1866.


For the relief of Amos Eddy, of Plymouth, Michigan.
January 29, 1872.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Amos Eddy, of Plymouth, Michigan, who was the father of three Union soldiers killed in battle, and pay the said Amos Eddy a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month, from the eighteenth day of January, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

Journal of the executive proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, 1858-1861, FRIDAY, February 1, 1861.
Washington, January 29, 1861.

First Lieutenant Asher R. Eddy, 1st Regiment of Artillery, to be an assistant quartermaster in the Army of the United States

Journal of the executive proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, 1855-1858, MONDAY, February 15, 1858.

George P. Eddy to be collector of the customs for the district of Niagara, in the State of New York.

Civil War Prisoners Andersonville.

Eddy, Albert.

Union, Unit Name, 4th., Massachusetts Cavalry, State Massachusetts, Company
D., Rank Private, Held at Andersonville and survived, Capture on 08/17/1864, at Gainesville, Fl.

Eddy, Frederick G.

Union, Unit Name, 1st., Connecticut Cavalry, State Connecticut, Company I., Rank Musician, Held at Andersonville and survived, Capture on 06/01/1864, at Ashland, Va.

Eddy, George C.

Union, Unit Name, 1st., Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, State Massachusetts, Company E., Rank private, Held at Andersonville and survived, Capture 06/22/1864, at Petersburg, Va., Remarks DIED 10/24/64 at MILLEN, GA.

Eddy, Jackson.

Union, Unit Name 11th., Vermont Infantry, State Vermont, Company B., Rank Corporal, Held at Andersonville and survived, Remarks SENT TO MILLEN, GA. NOVEMBER 11, 1864.

Eddy, James M.

Union Unit Name 5th., Rhode Island Heavy Arti. State Rhode Island, Company A., Rank private, Held at Andersonville and survived, Capture 05/05/1864, at Croatan, North Carolina.

Eddy, Samuel.

Union, Unit Name 3rd., Iowa Cavalry, State Iowa, Company I., Rank private, Held at Andersonville and survived, Capture 06/11/1864, at Ripley, Mississippi.

Eddy, Samuel R.

Union, Unit Name 5th, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, State Rhode Island, Company A., Rank Sergeant, Held at Andersonville and survived, Capture 05/05/1864, at Croatan, NC.

Eddy, Valora D.

Union Unit Name 44th., New York Infantry, New York, State New York,, Company A., Rank Corporal, Capture at Bethesda Church, Va.

Civil War.

Note. This information comes from the official recorders of the Union and Confederate Armies which is housed at the State University of Ohio.


Numbers 8. Memphis, Tenn., December 18, 1862.

II. No person whatever, citizens, officers, or sutlers, will, on any consideration, bay or deal in cotton or other produce of the country. Should any cotton be brought on board of a transport, going or returning, the brigade quartermasters of which the boat forms a part will take possession of it and invoice it to Captain A.. R. Eddy, chief quartermasters at Memphis, Tenn.

Philadelphia, May 29, 1861.
Major General W. H. KEIM,
Commanding U. S. Forces, Chambersburg, Pa.:
GENERAL: The commanding general instructs me to give you in his name the following information and directions:

Wagon transportation is being prepared at Harrisburg and will be pushed to Chambersburg, and the train organized by A. R. Eddy, assistant quartermaster. Captain Eddy will have charge of the quartermaster's department at Chambersburg, and transfer the depot to Hagerstown as the forces are located.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SHENANDOAH, Numbers 36. Sandy Hook, July 29, 1861.

The following officers compose the department staff, and will be at these headquarters if their stations are not specially designated: Captain A. R. Eddy, assistant quartermaster, Hagerstown Deport.

HDQRS. DIST. OF WEST TENNESSEE, No. 77. Memphis, Tenn., July 6, 1865.

The following-named officers are announced as the staff of the general commanding, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly: Captain A. R. Eddy, chief quartermaster.

No. 222. Report of Colonel Thomas O. Osborn, Thirty-ninth Illinois Infantry, commanding First Brigade.

Appomattox Court-House, April 14, 1865.

In this assault upon Fort Gregg, Captain O. M. Eddy, Sixty-seventh Ohio Volunteers.

Numbers 198. Report of Captain John R. Waterhouse, One hundred and fourteenth Pennsylvania Infantry.
April 6, 1865.

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to report that the regiment, under command of Captain H. M. Eddy, was ordered to report to General Benham, commanding outer fortifications, City Point Va., about 8 a. m., the 2nd instant. About 11 a. m., the 2nd instant, the regiment was ordered to Meade's Station and reported to General Collis. The regiment stacked arms near the Avery house, awaiting orders, and was ordered about 2 o'clock to Fort Sedgwick by General Collis and deployed in line of battle on the left of Fort Sedgwick. We were subsequently ordered to advance over the line of breast-works by Brevet Brigadier-General Collis to reach Battery Gregg, which the rebels threatened to retake. In doing this we charged over the line of breastworks immediately in front of Fort Sedgwick, the field being enfiladed by the defenses of Fort Mahone, in possession of the rebels, who kept a murderous fire upon our line, killing and wounding thirty officers and men, among whom was Captain Eddy, commanding the regiment. At the same time many of our troops belonging to the Ninth Corps fled to the rear at the advance of the rebels, the greater part of the regiment with the colors having safely reached the inside of Fort Gregg, compelling the rebels to run back under cover of Fort Mahone, and kept a fire upon the rebel fortifications upon our front and left of Fort Gregg, behind a travels and remained until about 10.30 p. m., when I rejoined the rest of the regiment inside of the fort. then finding myself the superior officer present I assumed command of the regiment. the firing of the enemy ceased soon after, which led to the impression that some movement on the part of the enemy was on foot. The sky began to be illuminated by fires in the direction of the city. About 4 o'clock General Collis ordered me to have the regiment ready to move at a moment's notice and suspend al firing while a reconnaissance was made on Fort Mahone, which was found deserted at 4.30 a. m. I then deployed the regiment as skirmishers, by ordered of General Collis, who informed us that an advance was to be made on the enemy's line and to direct the advance in the direction of the fires and to retreat firing if we should meet with too strong opposition . General Collis at the same time ordered the colors of the regiment to remain with the rest of the troops. At 4. 45 a. m., precisely, we advanced and reached the outskirts of the city before daylight, without meeting with any opposition. We could not raise our colors over the city, having left them with the rest of the troops by order of General Collis.

Note. There was a steamer called the Eddy.

Numbers 279.
Washington, August 24, 1864.

On being relieved from this duties as depot quartermaster at Memphis, Tenn., Colonel A. R. Eddy will proceed without delay to Hilton Head, S. C., and report in person to Major-General Foster, commanding, and enter upon his duties as chief quartermaster of the Department of the South, under his appointment of August 6, 1864.

Note. Eddy's (Henry G.) Artillery. See Illinois Troops, 1st Regiment, Battery M.
Eddy's (Norman) Infantry. See Indiana Troops, 48th Regiment.

Number 59. Report of Major Edward. J. Wood, FORTY-EIGHT Indiana Infantry, FIRST Brigade Seventh DIVISION. HEADQUARTERS FORTY EIGHT INDIANA VOLUNTEERS, August 6, 1863.

SIR: In compliance with Special ORDERS, number 31. Headquarters First Brigade, I have the honor to report that the Forty-eight Indiana, under command of Colonel Norman Eddy, participated in all the labors and duties also made the march with the brigade on the Black River expedition form the rear of Vicksburg from May 22 to July 4. The regiment also made the march with the brigade on the Black River expedition form the rear of Vicksburg to Mechanicsburg, MISS, leaving their position in the investing line on May 26 and returning on June 4 without loss or casualty.

Numbers 8. Report of Brigadier General Charles L. Matthies, U. S. Army, commanding THIRD Brigade, including operations May 2-22. HDQRS. 3rd BRIGADE, 3rd DIVISION, ARMY CORPS, Walnut Hills, MISS., June 1, 1863.

Casualties May 22: William Eddy, Company G, Eighth Iowa, severely wounded in left side by the premature explosion of one of our own shells.

December 16, 1861.
His Excellency RICHARD YATES,
Springfield, Ill..

SIR: I have the honor to make known to you that the Quartermaster-General has been instructed to bring the expenditures of the Quartermaster's Department into the hand of its officers as soon as possible. Captain A. R. Eddy, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Army, who is stationed at Springfield, is charged with the duty of attending to all such expenditures, and will hereafter make all contracts pertaining thereto.

Washington, January 27, 1862.
Major General JOHN E. WOOL, U. S. Army,
Commanding Department of Virginia, Fort Monroe, Va.

The Rev. F. V. Hoskins who was taken prisoner at Hatteras has been informed that he may proceed to Norfolk via Fort Monroe on parole, to return within thirty days unless he shall effect the release of Rev. Hiram Eddy, chaplain of a Connecticut regiment, who was taken prisoner at the battle of Bull Run.

Secretary of the Congress.
NEW ORLEANS, August 23, 1861.
Honorable J. P. BENJAMIN, Richmond.

DEAR SIR: I see among the prisoners taken at Manassas and in Richmond the name of the Rev. Hiram Eddy, chaplain to the Second Connecticut Regiment. This Mr. Eddy, I have from undoubted uthroity (from a gentleman residing here that was in Connecticut when that regiment was preparing to leave for Washington), preached a sermon to them and told them to show n no quarter take sure aimna dbe sure to shoot to kill. I write this to you that the reverend gentleman may be properly understood and dealt by, and hope you will make these facts known.

Cor. of 18th and G Streets, Washington, D. C., September 29, 1863.
Brigadier General M. C. MEIGS,
Quartermaster-General U. S. Army:

About September 10, Captain A. R. Eddy, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Army, was ordered to report to me, and, upon his doing so, I placed in my office to assist me in the examination and approval of requisitions. On the 11th of October he was relieved and ordered to Memphis, Tenn.

Memphis, Tenn., August 18, 1865.
Bvt. Brigadier General A. J. ALEXANDER,
Chief of Staff, Department of Tennessee:

Captain A. R. Eddy, U. S. Army, assistant quartermaster, chief quartermaster District of West Tennessee.

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE, No. 184. Memphis, Tenn., July 20, 1865.

II. In accordance with instructions from the War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, June 28, 1865, the Second Arkansas Cavalry will be immediately mustered out of service. The horses will be turned over to Captain A. R. Eddy, chief quartermaster, District of West Tennessee, and the arms in compliance with General Orders, No. 83, paragraph 4, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, of date May 8, 1865.

Revolutionary War & War of 1812.

Note. I know some of you had Eddy ancestors in the Revolutionary War & War of 1812. And you would like to have some information them. I get this kind of information from the pension rolls of the United State and as it's so vast I could not list every State here, so this will be a look up. If you would like to look for a ancestor write to me, with his name and the State & County he died in and what State he serviced for. Below is a example of the kind of information you may receive.


State Massachusetts, county of Berkshire, Name Loved Eddy, Rank private, allowance $96, per year, sums received $174. 39, Service Massachusetts Line, places on roll May 1, 1820, commencement of pension May 8, 1818, age 70, remarks: Pension susp’d act May 1, 1820.

Civil War.

There were at lest if not more then 706, Eddy’s in the Civil War, So this too will be a lookup, when asking about a ancestor give full name and State. Below there will be two examples on the kind of information you may receive.

Example 1.

EDDY, FRANCIS, Rank PVT., Company D., Unit 53 IL US INF, Residence LAHARPE, HANCOCK CO, IL., Age 25, Height 5' 4, Hair BLACK , Eyes GRAY, Complexion DARK, Marital Status SINGLE, Occupation LABORER , Joined When FEB 13, 1862, for 3., years, Remarks DIED IN HOSPITAL AT CHICAGO ILL MAR 2, 1862.

Example 2.

Second Regiment Kansas Volunteers - Cavalry, New Company D.

Private, Eddy George W., home Mission Creek, enlisted May 10, '62, mustered in Aug. 13, '63, Mustered out May 10, 1865, Little Rock, Ark.


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Anonymous said...

I have recently came into possession of a Officers Cilvil war Saber with the name J. E. Eddy engraved on the blade. It is a standard model 1860 Ames Mfg. 1864saber inspected and stamped by M.M. which I bilieve to be Milton Molton. There is also a JH stamped on the hilt cap. Teh saber was purchased from an estate auction in Illinois. I am trying to find where this ownership of this sword originated. Is J. E. Eddy the officer who carried the sword or is he just a family member who had possession later on. Teh only J. E. Eddy I have found so far is: Captain J. E. Eddy 82nd Illinois (a collored soldiers unit) who served under General Marshal in WWI. Were WWI officers known to carry Civil War era sabers? Any help would be greatly apprecieated. There are pictures at my Facebook site Thomas Gosnell or e-mail at GFredZifel@yahoo.com.

Dennis Segelquist said...

Thomas sabers and swords are out of my line. your best bet is one of the good sites that deals in them. There are many good sites on the web.
good luck