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Edgar Mandlebert McDonell Jr.Roster ID 1402
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Edgar Mandelbert McDonell, Class of 1863: Genealogy: Born- ca. 1839. in Savannah, Ga. Father- Edgar Mandelbert McDonell; Mother- Henrietta C. Pelat. Pat. Grandfather- Fernando Donald Rederick McDonell, of Glengarry Scotland; Pat. Grandmother- Sarah B. Pelat of Florida. Mat. Grandfather- John Frances Pelat of Harderville, South Carolina; Mat. Grandmother- Catherine Hartsine. Married- Sarah Gignilliat. Children- 1- M. L. McDonell; 2- Frank McDonell; 3- Mrs. John Raymond (given name unknown). VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 20, 1859; Resigned in 1861 to join the Confederate Army; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1863 on July 2, 1869. Military Record: Served as Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets stationed in Richmond, Va. in early spring of 1861; Enlisted July 22, 1861 at Thunderbolt, Ga. for six months as Lieut. for the Warsaw Rifles which became Co. C, 25th Ga. Infantry; Discharged Jan. 22, 1862; Re-enlisted March 4, 1862 at Savannah, Ga. as Private in Co. B, 18th Ga. Battalion; promoted to Corporal; Deatailed for signal duty Oct. 1862; Elected 2nd. Lieut. in Co. F, 22nd Battalion Ga. Heavy Artillery and commissioned Jan. 19, 1863; dropped from 18th Ga. Battalion Feb. 6, 1863; Acting Post Quarter Master in Savannah, Ga. in summer of 1863; on examining board Jan.-Feb. 1864; absent sick in fall of 1864; probably served with local defense troops at Augusta, Ga. in early 1865; surrendered and paroled in Augusta, Ga. May 23, 1865. Careers: Planter; public official; Commissioner of Chatham Co. Ga. Convict System. Died- Sept. 1, 1911 in Savannah, Ga.|