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Col Edward Everett Cross
Birth: Apr. 22, 1832
Lancaster
Coos County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. In the mid 1800ís, he was a Washington correspondent and wrote articles for newspapers such as the New York Herald. He also worked several times as a US Army Scout in the Arizona Territory where he established the territory's first newspaper and had mining interest. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he returned east and was commissioned a Colonel in command of the 5th New Hampshire Infantry, Union Army. He soon gained a reputation as skilled leader in front of his corps, also being wounded in battles to include at Seven Pines, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. On July 2, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg, he led a brigade in 1st Division, II Corps. His division was sent to the left flank to help stabilize it after the Confederates had begun attacking. Cross's brigade was formed on the left of the division's III Corps battle line, when he was mortally wounded while at the left of his line near the Rose Woods. He died the next day in a field hospital and body was shipped home to Lancaster, New Hampshire. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ephraim Cross (1795 - 1876)
  Abigail C Everett Cross (____ - 1884)
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Everett Cross (____ - 1894)*
  William Cross (1817 - 1819)**
  Nelson Cross (1824 - 1897)**
  Charles M. Cross (1826 - 1828)**
  Edward Everett Cross (1832 - 1863)
  Persis F. Cross Chase (1839 - 1903)*
  Francis L. Cross (1843 - 1884)*
  Helen Wilder Cross Denison (1849 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

Cause of death: Mortally wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg
 
Burial:
Wilder Cemetery
Lancaster
Coos County
New Hampshire, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 13, 2001
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Col Edward Everett Cross
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- Vera
 Added: Oct. 13, 2017
Rest in peace, Colonel. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you for your gallant stand in defense of our Union against those who would have destroyed it. The Union forever!
- Sharon
 Added: Jul. 4, 2016
Rest In Peace, Colonel Cross!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Jul. 4, 2016
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