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David Edwards
Born 1841
Died April 14, 1897
Waterville, New York
Waterville Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865
Rank Corporal
Unit New York (state) Company H, 146th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Five Forks
Awards Medal of Honor

Private David Edwards (1841 – April 14, 1897) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Edwards received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Five Forks in Virginia on 1 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 10 May 1865.


Edwards was born in Wales in 1841. He joined the 146th New York Infantry in September 1862, and mustered out with his regiment in July 1865. He died on 14 April 1897 and his remains are interred at the Waterville Cemetery in Waterville, New York.

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