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Edmund Tidwell, Sr
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We honor you for your service sir!
- Descendants of Gen. John Sevier
 Added: Nov. 18, 2016
6th great-uncle. He led the Tidwell's from S. Carolina to Tennessee.
- Tim Parker
 Added: Sep. 11, 2015
Honoring your service, 6th ggrandfather.
- Leah Ford-Sessum
 Added: Aug. 14, 2015

- Billie
 Added: May. 5, 2015
My 6th Great Grandfather...
- Lori Jo Humphreys-Basting
 Added: Aug. 1, 2012

- Beverly McGowan Norman
 Added: Jul. 25, 2012
I found this letter posted online written during the Civil War from Edmund's son Silas...---------------------------------------DICKSON, TENNESSEETidwell Civil War Letters, Confederate Veteran of Dickson Co. Tennessee. John B. Tidwell interviewed by Whitney, Hill Co. TX. Newspaper writes: "I was born the 22nd day of August in 1829, in Dickson Co., TN. Was raised on a farm and for two or three years was a stock drover, driving stock down into the Mississippi before there was any railroads in that country. Was married on the 24th of February, 1853 to Miss Winnie Richardson who is still living. I then farmed until the time I went in the Confederate Army which was in the fall of 1861; was mustered into the service at Ft. Donaldson on the Cumberland River. I was a member of Co. D., 49th TN. Captain Coden Commanding. Was taken sick before the fall of Ft. Donaldson and was in the hospital at Clarksville, TN. and escaped capture. I was sent from there to Nashville, put in the hospital and from there was taken home. I stayed till I got well, joined Napier's Cavalry and stayed with them until my command was exchanged at Vicksburg. I then went back to my old command and stayed with the army till the war was closed. Was in the Kenesaw campaign back into Georgia to Jonesboro, was in the three days engagement around Atlanta, Ga., on the 20th, 22nd, and 23, of July 1864. We were then taken back to Nashville, TN. and was in the fight at Franklin, TN. I was in the engagements around Nashville. After the war I came home and was elected Magistrate and served eleven years. I then moved to west TN. and from there I moved to Missouri and lived there one year, from there to Arkansas and lived there one year. In the fall of that year I moved to Bentonville, Ark. and in February following I sold out all my traveling outfit and moved to Hillsboro, Texas, arriving there in 1884; bought in Whitney, Hill county and lived there till the fall of 1887, moved back to Ark. up in the country where they didn't know that the war was over. Sold out that fall, came back to Texas where I left, lived there two years and moved to Paluxy, Hood Co. TX. and rented Uncle John Meek's place, lived there five years. I bought out J. H. Brewington, known as the Pate place, and have been there ever since. I am still at said place in good health and am thankful to my Maker for it. I am a Mason, was made one in 1851 in Charlotte Lodge, No. 97, TN. I am a member of the Christian Church." This was an article in my parents trunk. Janna Harlan Johns. --------------------------------------Silas Tidwell Civil War LetterThe following letter was written by Silas Tidwell, December 3, 1865, to his son John Benton Tidwell at the close of the Civil War. ( I have taken the liberty of correcting some of the spelling in parentheses). "Dear Son: I drop you a few linds (lines) to inform you that we are all well at present and hoping when these few linds (lines) comes to hand they may find you enjoying the same blessings. Your folks are all well and getting along very well. We received your letter and was glad to hear from you. I have not sold your mair (mare) yet. We kild (killed) your hogs in a few days after you started and the 6 weighed 940 lbs. We put up the 4 that you wanted put up and they are a mending fine. They will be ready to kill in a few days. I have nothing of much importance to write to you at present more than the connection is all well. We received a letter from Benja (Benjamin) and he was well and well satisfyed (satisfied) also and said that they sot (sat) back in their houses like they was a going to stay thar (there) always and would be glad if you was thar (there) with him. As I wrote to you about your mair (mare) I have took your mule colt and am a taking care of it. You must excuse me for not writing sooner but I expected you home every day from what I heard. As I wrote to you that the connection was all well. What them that was sick are on the mend. I must come to a colose (close) by giving my respect to all of the boys and reserve a share for yourself. Respecively (Respectfully), yours, Silas Tidwell "This letter was written close to the end of the Civil War from Silas Tidwell to his son John Benton Tidwell, who was serving in the Confederate Army at the time. Silas b. 1805 in SC was the son of Edmond Tidwell, Sr., 1758 in VA. and a brother to Edmund Tidwell, Jr. b. 1787 in SC. John Benton Tidwell was my paternal great-grandfather, his daughter Missouri Kansas Tidwell b. 8-12-1857 was my father's mother. Janna Johns
 Added: Jul. 5, 2010
4th gr-grand-uncle
 Added: Nov. 7, 2009

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