Cpl. Edward Colston, Jr. (CSA)

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Cpl. Edward Colston, Jr. (CSA)

Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Death: September 20, 1928 (84)
Hot Springs, Bath County, Virginia, United States (myocarditis)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rep. Edward Colston and Sarah Jane Colston
Brother of Elizabeth Marshall Williams; Mary White Leigh; Lt. Col. Raleigh Thomas Colston, (CSA); William Brockenbrough Colston; Lucy B. Taylor and 1 other

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About Cpl. Edward Colston, Jr. (CSA)

Edward Colston, Jr., was christened on 26 July 1846 in Norbourne Parish. He married Mary Winston (Stevenson) Colston (24 July 1844 - 27 Nov 1917). She was born in Newport, Kentucky to Hon. John White Stevenson (4 May 1812 - 10 Aug 1886) and Sibella (Winston) Stevenson (1823 - 12 Sept 1904). In the 1910 U.S. Census, Edward and Mary were living in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Mary died in Cincinnati. Edward died in Hot Springs, Virginia. Edward is #78910594 and Mary is #78910598. _____

Edward, the younger son of Edward Colston, was only sixteen years old when the late war commenced, but in spite of his youth he enlisted in 1862, in the Second Virginia Cavalry, and served with marked gallantry until he lost his left arm at Appomattox, just three days before the surrender of Gen. Lee. He was left in the field hospital, captured by the Federal troops, and taken to Elmira prison, where he was held until some months after the cessation of hostilities. After the war he studied law under his uncle, Judge J. W. Brockenbrough, who was professor of that branch in Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., where he graduated with distinction, and in 1870 went to Cincinnati, Ohio, to practice his profession, where he soon attracted the attention of the leading lawyers of the Cincinnati bar, and is now engaged in an extensive and lucrative practice in that city, as a member of the firm of Harman, Colston, Goldsmith, Hoadley & Co. In 1875 he married his cousin, Miss Sally Stevenson, of Covington, Ky., a daughter of ex-Gov. John W. Stevenson.

~History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley Counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson and Clarke: Their Early Settlement and Progress to the Present Time; A. Warner & Company, 1890.

Colston, Edward BATTLE UNIT NAME: 2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: K
SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Corporal ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M382 ROLL 12 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: Battle Unit Note - (Radford's Regiment. Radford's Rangers. 30 Virginia Vols.)

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Cpl. Edward Colston, Jr. (CSA)'s Timeline

April 22, 1844
Winchester, Virginia, United States
September 20, 1928
Age 84
Hot Springs, Bath County, Virginia, United States