Sunny South Guards

Military Flag Presentation Ceremony


The following Florida Veteran is being honored in this project:

 Colonel Edward BADGER

Age at enlistment: 20

Born:  27 January, 1841 in Barnswell, South Carolina

Died:   20 November, 1892 in Ocala, Florida

Final Resting Place: Greenwood Cemetery, Ocala Florida

Married: Matilda Leavell on 11 March, 1864 in Gadsen, Alabama

Served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 4th Florida Infantry until War's end.  Was wounded three times before he left the field at the Battle of Franklin, TN.

He returned to the law profession after the War.  A 1880 Census locates him living in Louisville, Kentucky, earning a living as a lawyer.

He received a Florida Confederate Veteran's pension, #A00413 from Marion County, Florida.

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Special Thanks to Aimee Gilmore for the research for this Roll of Honor