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John Newman Edwards
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Born January 4, 1839
Died May 4, 1889(1889-05-04) (aged 50)
Resting place Dover Cemetery
Dover, Missouri
Nationality United States
Occupation Author, Journalist
Spouse(s) Mary Virginia Plattenburg
Military career
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States of America Army
Years of service 1862-1865
Rank Confederate States of America Major.png Major
Unit Missouri regiments army banner.png Shelby's Iron Brigade
Battles/wars American Civil War

Major John Newman Edwards, CSA, (January 4, 1839 – May 4, 1889) was famed General Joseph O. Shelby's adjutant during the American Civil War, an author, a pro-Confederate journalist and the founder of the Kansas City Times. He is perhaps best known for contributing to the folk hero status of outlaw Jesse James.

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