- According to EdwardsGenerations,
"Sydney D. Edwards enlisted in Civil War, Jan., 1862, in Co. I, 5th. Me. Regt. Inf.; was discharged; re-enlisted Nov., 1863 in Co. B. 30th. Me. Regt. Inf. being mustered into service Dec. 28; was transferred to Co. C, of same Regt. 1864; and was finally discharged Aug. 5, 1865. He participated in Red River Expedition. He was for several years member of Board of Selectmen of Oxford, and also Supt. of Schools of the same town. He was Trial Justice for over fourteen years. Member of AF&AM of Maine; and T. A. Roberts Post, GAR of Maine."
EdwardsGenerations gives two service records for him; he apparently re-enlisted after his first discharge for disability:
"Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 08 January 1862 at the age of 18; Enlisted in Company I, 5th Infantry Regiment Maine on 08 January 1862; Received a disability discharge on 28 May 1862. (Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine. (MERoster) Published in 1861-1866 by Stevens & Sayward).
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, 30th Infantry Regiment Maine on 18 December 1863; Enlisted as a Private on 28 December 1863 at the age of 20; Transfered on 01 January 1865; Mustered out on 20 August 1865 in Savanah, GA (Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine. (MERoster) Published in 1861-1866 by Stevens & Sayward"
He is included on the Civil War page.