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Edward T. FreemanRoster ID 1070
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1862|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Edward T. Freeman, Class of 1862: Born- September 20, 1841 in Norfolk, VA. Matriculated from Baltimore, Maryland. At VMI 2 years, having entered as a 3d Classman (sophomore). Military Record: Served as a Drillmaster in Richmond during the spring of 1861; appointed Cadet in July, 1861 and assigned as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, 40th (Colonel L.M. Walker's) Tennessee (5th Confederate States); Assistant Adjutant General with forces at New Madrid, Missouri in March of 1862; captured April 7, 1862 at Island Number 10; held at Johnson's Island, Ohio; exchanged in September, 1862; assigned in July, 1863 as Assistant Inspector General on staff of Major General S.G. French (some records show as 2d Lieutenant, Acting Assistant Inspector General); at Allatoona on Oct. 5, 1864 "Conspicuous for his gallant conduct;" Wounded in Action (slight, foot) by an artillery shell at Nashville on Dec. 16, 1864; on staff of Major General E.C. Walthall from December, 1864 to January, 1865. Post War Career: Accountant; Killed E.L. Hamlin (VMI Class of 1867) on August 26, 1970 in a duel (supposedly over a "beautiful woman") in northern Mississippi. Died- July 20, 1878 in Memphis, Tennessee.|