Contributed by: Jane Garner
American Civil War Soldiers Record about Edward J White Name: Edward J White , Enlistment Date: 01 May 1862 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Unit Numbers: 5 5 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 01 May 1862 Enlisted in Company 1st Co. I, 1st Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 01 May 1862. Transferred Company A, 1st Co. I, 1st Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 16 April 1863. Transferred in Company B, 1st Loc Def Troops Regiment North Carolina on 16 April 1863. From the Bible of J.T. Cummings (was Edward’s father-in-law) Edward enlisted in Confederate Army in Craven County on May 1, 1862, at age 16. Family tradition says he was 16 and a cook in the army. He was in the 10th Regiment, 1st Company I, in the Artillery Department. He was transferred on April 16, 1863, as a private in Company B 1st Battalion, then was in NC Local Defense Troops, C. Whitford's Battalion, NC Partison Rangers. He was present there until transferred to Company B in the 67th Regiment on January 18, 1864. Edward was married to a cousin, Louisa Catherine “Katy” White. They were both from Craven County. Had a plantation in Ocracoke. A file contributed by Sloan Spence Mason, December 2000, located on the Lenoir County site (http://www.ncgenweb.us/lenoir/civwarvets/cocappscw.htm) has a transcription of an application for the Children of the Confederacy by a grandniece of E. J. White.