Sewell A. Edwards served in Co. C, 25th. Me. regt. Inf., Civil War, being mustered into service Sept. 29, 1862.
1870 the Town of Dimmick (LaSalle) IL
Edwards Sewall A 39 School Teacher 1000 450 ME
_____ Eunice 33 Keeping House ME
_____ Granville 7 ME
_____ Susan 3 IL
_____ John 1/12 IL
Campbell Susan J 16 Attending School IL
1880 The Village of Wopella (Dewitt) Illinois
Edwards Sewal A 49 School Teacher ME ME ME
_____ Eunice 43 Keeping House ME ME ME
_____ Granvill M 17 Son School Teacher ME ME ME
_____ Susan C 13 Daughter At School IL ME ME
_____ John E 10 Son At School IL ME ME
1900 Clinton Township (DeWitt) IL
Edwards S A Apr 1831 M 39 ME ME ME Teacher
_____ Eunice M Aug 1837 3 3 ME ME ME
excerpted from one of Lt. Whitman Sawyer’s letters
In Camp Sun. Eve Feb 8/63
Dr Folks at Home
One of our men S. A. Edwards shot his finger this last week. the first finger on his right hand. the ball went through the knuckle joint he was out shooting at a target with a pistol and by some means or other he shot himself. some of the boys think he did it on purpose. I dont know whether twas an accident or not. The Doct are undecided wether twill make a stiff joint or not.
Source: Historical Gems of Raymond and Casco, copyright by Raymond - Casco Historical Society, Ernest H. Knight, historian, 1996, printed by Village Press Freeport ME
Ernie attributes this incident to Silas Blake Edwards - more likely to be Sewell Augustus Edwards , the only member of Company C with the right initials.
Sewell Augustus Edwards' obituary is online: