Albert M. Edwards graduated from Gould Academy, Bethel, Me., 1856. In 1857 he entered the University of Michigan, where he took the Latin Scientific Course. Because of financial reverses he was obliged to leave college at the end of three years. In 1859 he became Associate Editor-in-Chief of the "Young Men's Journal and Temperance Advocate."
At the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted for three months' service in Co. K, 1st Mich. Regt. Inf. At the battle of Bull Run, June 21, 1861, he was taken prisoner and held for ten months in Confederate prisons. After his release he returned to Michigan, raised a Company, and entered service again as Capt. of Co. F, 24th. Mich. Regt. Inf. At the battle of Gettysburg he was one of three officers in his regiment who escaped uninjured. He took command of the regiment in the field. He was promoted to rank of Major, Nov. 1863; to that of Lieut. Col., June, 1864; and because of meritorious service to that of Brevet Col., Mar., 1865. At the funeral of President Lincoln he was in charge of the military escort. He was mustered out with his regiment and honorably discharged, June 30, 1865.
Returning to private life, he accepted a position in the Detroit Customs House, where he remained until 1885. In 1889 he resumed this position, and held same until 1893, when he retired on account of impaired health.
Member of Palestine Lodge, AF&AM of Mich.; Detroit Post, No 384, GAR of Mich.
1860 First Ward Detroit (Wayne) MI
A M Edwards 23 Law Student
living in a boarding house owned by Henrietta Churchill
1870 5th Ward Detroit (Wayne) ME
Edwards Albert M 33 Custom Officer ???? 5000 ME
_____ Sarah E 26 Keeping House NY
Keniston Sarah A 12 at school ME
1880 Township of Monguagon (Wayne) MI
Edwards Albert M 44 Customs House Officer ME ME ME
_____ Sarah E 36 Wife Keeping House NY Eng Eng
_____ Albert M Jr 7 Son MI ME NY
_____ Frederick L 4 Son MI ME NY
_____ Helen L 2 Daughter MI ME NY
Lahill Christine 17 Servant MI Canada Canada
1900 8th precinct Detroit (Wayne) MI
Edwards Albert Feb 1836 M 34 MI MI MI Pensioner
_____ Sarah Jan 1845 M 34 8 8 MI England England
_____ Helen daughter Dec 1878 S MI MI MI school teacher
_____ Lawrence son Mar 1881 S MI MI MI at school
1910 Detroit (Wayne) MI
Edwards Sarah E 65 Wd 7 5 NY Eng Eng none
_____ Helen L daughter 32 S MI ME NY teacher public school
_____ Lawrence M son 29 S MI ME NY cutter corset factory
_____ Katherine A daughter 20 S MI ME NY none
1920 Detroit (Wayne) MI
Edwards Katherine Roomer 30 S MI NY NY Auditor Chemical Co
living in the home of John Fornier
from family history
compiled by K. Edwards: