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John Newman Edwards
|Born||January 4, 1839
|Died||May 4, 1889(aged 50)|
|Resting place||Dover Cemetery
|Spouse(s)||Mary Virginia Plattenburg|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
||Confederate States of America Army|
|Years of service||1862-1865|
|Unit||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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