Col. Edwin Lafayette Hobson, CSA

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Col. Edwin Lafayette Hobson, CSA

Birthplace: Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, United States
Death: November 19, 1901 (66)
Richmond City, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Hobson; Matthew Hobson; Elizabeth Mary Ann Hobson and Elizabeth Mary Ann Mounger
Husband of Fannie Archer Anderson and Frances Archer Hobson
Father of Dr. Edwin Lafayette Hobson, M.D.; Robert Archer Hobson; Alexia Corydon Hobson; Sally Archer Anderson Hobson; Fannie Anderson Hobson and 7 others
Brother of Amanda Melvina Moore; Mary Albina Murphy; Harriet Mary Albina Murphy; Alexis Corydon Hobson and Imogene Degraffenreid Lee

Occupation: Co. I, 5th AL Inf.
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About Col. Edwin Lafayette Hobson, CSA

Confederate officer. Captain, Company I, 5th Alabama - April 13, 1861; lieutenant colonel - July 15, 1862; colonel - November 29, 1864; wounded at Chancellorsville and Spotsylvania.

Worked at the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond after the war. Married Frances Anderson, the daughter of Gen. Joseph Reid Anderson and had 10 children.

Died at his home on West Franklin Street in Richmond.

Hobson, Edwin L. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: F&S SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Captain SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Colonel ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M374 ROLL 21 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: Company Note - New Co. F

  • Edwin's birth and death information, and military record, are available in an article in The Birmingham News, Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, October 13, 1936, page 20. The article noted the following:
    • He was born 13 October 1835 in Greensboro, Alabama.
    • He "enlisted in the Confederate Army and received a lieutenant's commission in the Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment. By successive promotions he was captain, major, lieutenant colonel and acting brigadier general, in the latter capacity commanding a brigade the last few months of the war...He was wounded at Chancellorsville and Spotsylvania Courthouse.
    • "Nov. 29, 1865, he and Fannie Archer, whose father was a West Point graduate and United States Army officer several years, were married in Richmond, Va.
    • "Mr. Hobson died in Richmond, Va., Nov, 9, 1901, he having made his home here there the last years of his life."
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Col. Edwin Lafayette Hobson, CSA's Timeline

October 13, 1835
Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, United States
June 18, 1869
Richmond, Virginia, United States
February 10, 1884
Richmond, Virginia, United States
November 19, 1901
Age 66
Richmond City, Virginia, United States