- According to EdwardsGenerations,
"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."
"Service Record: Enlisted as a Captain on 16 April 1861 in Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI at the age of 26; Commission in Company K, 1st Infantry Regiment Michigan on 01 May 1861 was POW on 21 July 1861 was Exchanged on 20 May 1862; Mustered out on 20 May 1862 ; Commission in Company F, 24th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 15 August 1862; Promoted to Full Major on 22 November 1863 ; Transfered on 01 February 1864; Promoted to Full Lieutenant Colonel on 09 June 1864 ; Promoted to Brevet Colonel on 13 March 1865 ; Mustered out on 30 June 1865 in Detroit, MI. (Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65. (MIRoster) Published in 1903; Adjutant General's Office General Order #133, August 22, 1865. (AGO-133) Published in 1865)."
He is included on the Civil War page.