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First Name: Albert

Last Name: Edwards

Birthplace: KY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Gallatin

Date of Birth: 15 October 1812

Date of Death: 19 April 1892

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
Albert Gallatin Edwards

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1832

•  American Civil War (1861 - 1865)


Albert Gallatin Edwards
Brigadier General, Missouri Militia

Albert Gallatin Edwards was born on 15 October 1812 in Kentucky. He was named after Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin. His father was Illinois Governor and U.S. Senator, Ninian Edwards.

He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1832 and was stationed at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, MO. There he met Louise Cabanne, the daughter of a prominent St. Louis family, whom he married in 1835. Following his marriage, Edwards resigned from the Army and entered the wholesale business.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Edwards had strong political connections and was an ardent Union sympathizer. He was appointed a Brigadier General of Missouri Militia and given responsibility for the St. Louis area. Edwards was rewarded for his effort by President Lincoln, who named him Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in April 1865.

In 1887, at the age of 75, he went into partnership with his son to establish the brokerage firm of A.G. Edwards

Honoree ID: 2460   Created by: MHOH




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