|Birth||Aug. 10, 1846|
|Death||Oct. 25, 1937|
|Cemetery||Forest Lawn (Omaha)|
|Unit||1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry, Co D|
Private Jonathan Edwards
Company D, 1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry
Company I, 1st Nebraska Cavalry
Edwards was born in Youngstown (Mahoning County), Ohio on August 10, 1846. He was residing in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska when he enlisted in the 1st Battalion on August 29, 1864. Edwards was mustered on August 31, 1864 and served about 10 months before transferring to the 1st Nebraska Cavalry. The 1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry and the 1st Nebraska Cavalry consolidated into 1 regiment on July 10, 1865. Edwards served about 4 months with the new consolidated unit and was discharged on November 21, 1865.
The 1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry was organized in Omaha between January and August 1864. The unit was assigned to Nebraska and Colorado and performed operations against Indians and provided guard duty on overland mail routes.
Edwards died on October 25, 1937 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Edwards was a member of the Custer Post (#7) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.