Lieutenant Edwin R. White took command of the 23rd South Carolina as the senior officer remaining on the field on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and led them at Sharpsburg on the 17th. Edwin was in the 4th generation a family of stonecutters in Charleston, noted for their gravestones and funerary sculpture, and he returned to that craft after the war.

The lovely headstone seen here is typical of the work of the Whites (and their Walker in-laws) and is among several of theirs in the First Scots Presbyterian Churchyard in Charleston, SC pictured online by Tracy Rylands on her Adventures in Cemetery Hopping.

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