New York Obituaries - 1864 - Capt. George Edwards

Capt. George Edwards, New York Volunteer Engineers.

The steamer Fulton brought the sad intelligence of the death by apoplexy of this well-known and esteemed officer.

Capt. Edwards had been all day long on the fortifications he was building near Beaufort, S.C., and returning alone in the evening from Fort Taylor, fell from his horse and died in the road. Gen. Saxton, commanding the city, had a post-mortem examination made, and it was decided the Captain must have been dead before he fell. He was in unusual health in the morning, but it is supposed the severe labors and exposure incident to the life of an officer of engineers brought disease by which his honorable and serviceable career was so suddenly brought to a close. He had served in the New York Engineers from the commencement of the war, and was related to some of the first families in New York. He leaves a wife (daughter of Rev. Jesse Pound, of Staten Island,) and four little ones to regret his loss.

Source: NY Times, Sunday, Dec 18, 1864