Greer, Edmond Jones

Photo:    battle flag of the 55th NC Infantry55th_nc inf

Age at Enlistment: 33

Length of Service: 1862-1864

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Sgt

Unit:    55th NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted on 22 Mar 1862 in Co. B  as a Sergeant, age 30; Captured at Gettysburg, PA, 1 Jul 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware union prison 6 Jul 1863. Transferred to Point Lookout union prison 20 Oct 1863. Died at Point Lookout on 13 Feb 1864 of disease.

Survived War:  No

Cemetery / Burial: The “Old Confederate Cemetery”, Fredericksburg City Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA there is a marker for him located: SECTION 12 ROW 7, but also Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery, St. Mary’s County, MD where he died of disease.

Note: Six Confederate generals and more than 3,300 southern soldiers are buried there, 2,184 of them are unknown.

edmond greer
“E. Greer – NC” is a marker in poor condition

pt lookout signSoldier Info: Born in Wilkes Co., NC in 1829; Died at Point Lookout in 1864

Relationship to Author:  2nd cousin 6x