Paschal Clue Eddings

1 January 2024

Paschal Clue Eddings of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry was wounded at Sharpsburg in 1862, at Gettysburg in 1863, and on the Weldon Railroad in 1864, and also survived a stint as a prisoner of war. He was 5th Sergeant of his Company by the end of the war, but came home to almost nothing: his father and 3 brothers dead, step-mother gone, and the family farm burned down. He made a new life farming in Benton County, MS and married late, at age 54, but still had 7 children.

This postwar image – possibly from a photograph taken around the time of his wedding – is courtesy of his great-grandson Galen Paton.

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