Edward "Edwin" "Elijiah" J. Redman

Birth: 20 NOV 1837
Married Margaret Greathouse
Death: 25 JAN 1913
Buried in Black's Cemetary, Mount Vernon, Indiana.
See tombstone

Union Soldier during the US Civil War with Company A, 25th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Was blinded by Cannon Fire near Vicksburg, Mississippi.

At the battle of Davis Mills, Mississippi, on the 21st of December, 1862, Edward Redman, Samuel Benthal, and 15 others all were captured by the Confederates but several months later exchanged. His 1890 (federal pension plan) enrollment form states that he has 4 children under the age of 16 years and that he suffers from eye disease and the total loss of one eye.

Click here to read an account of the Battle of Davis Mills, in which Edward was captured by the Confederates.

25th Regiment Indiana Infantry:

Organized at Evansville, Ind., and mustered in August 19, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 26; thence to Jefferson City, Mo., September 14; thence to Georgetown, Mo. Attached to Army of the West and Dept. Of Missouri to December, 1861. St. Louis, Mo., to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, Military District of Cairo, February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, District of Memphis, 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., September 22-November 3, 1861. Duty at Otterville and at LaMine Bridge till December. Pope's Expedition to Warrensburg December 16-20. Action on the Blackwater, Milford, December 18. Conduct prisoners to St. Louis, and duty at Benton Barracks till February 2, 1862. Expedition up the Tennessee against Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 2-11. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson February 12-16. Expedition to Clarksville, Tenn., March 19-21. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-18. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction June 1-July 21. Duty at Memphis till September 6. Action at Nonconah Creek August 3. Forced march to Bolivar, Tenn., September 6-9, and duty there till October 4. Battle of Hatchie River, Metamora, October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Action with Van Dorn at Davis Mills December 21 (Cos. "A," "C," D," "F," "H" and "I"). Moved from Davis Mills to Memphis, Tenn., January 14, 1863. Provost duty there till November, 1863. Railroad guard duty from Grand Junction to Moscow November, 1863, to January, 1864. Moved to Memphis January 28; thence moved to Vicksburg, Miss. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Marion Station February 15-17. Re-enlisted at Canton February 29. Veterans on furlough March and April. Moved to Decatur, Ala., April 24, and duty there till August. Action at Fletcher's Ferry, Flint River, May 18. Pond Springs near Courtland, Ala., May 27. Pond Springs June 29. Expedition to Moulton July 25-28. Decatur July 27. Moved to Atlanta, Ga., August 4-8. Atlanta Campaign August 8-September 8. Siege of Atlanta August 8-25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River January 20. Salkehatchie Swamp, S. C., February 2-3. River's and Broxton's Bridges, Salkehatchie River, February 2. Binnaker's Bridge February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh, April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 5, and duty there till July 17. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 270 Enlisted men by disease. Total 361.
Source: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer. Copyright, 1908.

In 1870, Edward was farming 6,000 acres in Posey Co. IN. His mother lived with them until she died in1879. Posey Co. (Anniversary Book lists him as Edward, Darlene gavethe name as Edwin.


Alice M. REDMAN born 1866 died 1866
George Taylor REDMAN b: 17 MAR 1868
Nora Evelyn REDMAN b: 1870
Sampson REDMAN b:1873 (married Eliza Huff)

After Margaret Greathouse died in 1874 he married Angeline Grubbs and had the following children:

Charles born 1877, died 1915
Eugene born 1880, Died 1882( see tombstone )
Lemuel born 1881
Minnie born 1884
and Otto born 1887