Edmiston, John H.

Photo:  48th VA Infantry battle flag48th VA inf bannerAge at Enlistment: 25

Length of Service: 1861-1864

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:     48th VA Infantry Regiment23rd Battalion VA Infantry

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. A on 18 May 1861 at Seven Mile Ford, VA; he transferred or moved over to Co. A of 23rd BN VA Inf on 28 Feb 1863; may have deserted abt 14 Jul, but found to have been captured near Harpers Ferry or Winchester on 20 Jul 1864; sent to Washington D.C., then on to Elmira NY union prison on 15 Sep 1864; took oath; commanding general of prisoners ordered his release on 2 Nov 1864; NFR

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Unknown

Soldier Info: Born in Washington Co., VA in 1836; Death unknown

Relationship to Author:  1st cousin 6x