★  Potter, Edward E.

Edward Elmer Potter

Born: June 21, 1823

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Father: Ellis Potter 1779 – 1828

Mother: Elizabeth Elmer 1785 – 1860


1842: Graduated from Columbia College​

Occupation before War:

Participated in the California Gold Rush​
Farmer in New York​

Civil War Career:

1862: Captain in Union Army Commissary Department​
1862: Served under Burnside in North Carolina Expedition​
1862: Lt. Colonel of 1st North Carolina Union Infantry Regiment​
1862: Colonel of 1st North Carolina Union Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
Served with the Union Army Department of Ohio​
Served on Inspection Duty with the Union Army of the Ohio​
Served with General Foster in the Western Theatre​
1864: Brigade Commander in the Battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War​
1865: Resigned from the Union Army on July 24th

Occupation after War:

Resident of New York City, New York and Madison, New Jersey​

Died: June 1, 1889

Place of Death: Boarding House New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Pneumonia and Heart Failure

Age at time of Death: 65 years old

Burial Place: New York City Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, New York
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First Sergeant
Sep 4, 2017
I think this might be a relative of mine. My dad said that seven brothers came to America from England in the 1700's and spread out to different states. I know North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky were a few of those states. This man has my father's middle and last name. Thanks for posting.

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