Name O'NEAL, Edward Asbury
Born September 20 1818, Madison Cty AL
Died November 7 1890, Florence AL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service October 1861 Maj. in 9th Alabama, Lt. Col., March 1862 Col. of 26th Alabama, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w), Sharpsburg campaign (w), took brigade command after Rodes promoted, Chancellorsville, recommended for promotion to Brig. Gen. by R E Lee, commanded O’Neals’ Bde/Rodes’ Divn at Gettysburg, commission withdrawn, Atlanta campaign, relieved after the fall of Atlanta, duty in conscription bureau in Alabama.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, governor.
Notes Performed poorly at Gettysburg.
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