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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III

(Born Ind.)

Edward C. Edgerton

(Ap'd Ind.)


Born Fort Wayne, IN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1865, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., Oct. 8 to Nov. 19, 1870, — Sidney Barracks, Neb., to July 25, 1871, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Sep., 1871, — Ft. McPherson, Neb., to Nov., 1871, — and Camp Grant, Ara., to June 11, 1872; and on leave of absence, to Dec. 31, 1872.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1872.

Civil History. — Manager of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Steel Plow Works since 1873.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Manager Fort Wayne Steel Plow Works, 1873 to 1883. — Manufacturer staves, hoops and headingº to 1888. — Draining swamp lands to 1890. — Farming and grain elevator to 1908. — Residence, Woodbury,º Ind.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Edward Coke Edgerton, Born Dec. 4, 1845.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1872.

Civil History. — Manager Fort Wayne Steel Plow Works, 1873 to 1883; manufacturer of staves, hoops and headingsº to 1888; in grain elevator business, 1908 to 1917.

Winter residence, St. Petersburg, Fla.; summer residence, Woodburn,º Indiana.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, 5th Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1872.

Died, Mar. 26, 1922, at St. Petersburg, Fla.: Aged 76.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1924.

Buried, Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Edgerton's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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