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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

Edward D. Blake

(Ap'd S. C.)


Edward Deveaux Blake: Born Feb. 23, 1827.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1843, to July 1, 1847, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1847.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Skirmish

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Sep. 17, 1847)

of Matamoras, Nov. 23, 1847, — and Skirmish of Galaxara, Nov. 24, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1849, — Fredericksburg, Tex., 1849, — Ft. Martin Scott, Tex., 1849‑50, — Scouting, 1850, — Ft. Martin Scott, Tex., 1850‑51, — and Ft. Worth, Tex., 1851; in garrison at Ft. Columbus,

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, May 15, 1851)

N. Y., 1852‑53; on frontier duty at Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1853‑54, — Scouting, 1854, — and Ft. Davis, Tex., 1854‑56; on Recruiting service, 1856‑57; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Twiggs, 1857‑59, at

(Captain, 8th Infantry, Oct. 17, 1860)

San Antonio, Tex., 1859‑60, — and Ft. Quitman, Tex., 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Resigned, June 11, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Merchant, Charleston, S. C., 1867‑82.

Died, Nov. 29, 1882, at Charleston, S. C.: Aged 57.

Buried, Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was commissioned a Captain in August 1861 and served as Assistant Adjutant-General on the staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Polk; in 1862 he was Inspector-General on the staff of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hardee with the rank of Lt.‑Colonel; and in 1863 he was Commandant and Chief of Conscript Bureau, East Tennessee.

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