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Admin/Biog History EDEN, Robert Charles - Maj., Company B, 37th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Robert was born on Aug. 31, 1836 at Canterbury, England. He was a son of Rev. William Eden and Baroness Grey deRuttyn of Bishop's Bourne, Kent, England. Robert attended Oxford University and then came to this country in 1857. He arrived in Oshkosh, Winnebago County in 1859. Robert and a partner bought the steamer "Enterprise" at Stevens Point, Wisconsin in 1861. He travelled the upper Mississippi and western Wisconsin for a year before returning to Oshkosh. That year, 1862, he purchased a one-third interest in the "Northwestern" newspaper at Oshkosh. Robert enlisted at Oshkosh and was commissioned Captain of the above company on Apr. 11, 1864. He was promoted to Major on Dec. 15, 1864. Robert was commissioned as Lt. Colonel but was not mustered at that rank. He was mustered out on July 27, 1865. Robert was listed in 1868 as residing at 119 Merritt Street in the city of Oshkosh. In 1864 he had been married to Annie Gardner Bain, his childhood sweet-heart. The ceremony took place at City Point, Virginia with the Commanding General giving away the bride and with the war within hearing. Annie was from Glasgow, Scotland. They had at least two children born in Oshkosh. Mabel Wenoah was born Mar. 20, 1866 and Morton Edward was born Sept. 17, 1867. Robert and his family left Oshkosh in 1870 and settled for a time in Rhode Island before returning to England and Scotland. They then lived in order at Massachusetts, Finland, and Washington before finally settling at New Jersey. There Robert was employed as an engineer for the Edison Electric Company. Robert died at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey on Jan. 23, 1907 and his wife died there in 1917. Robert was survived by three sons and three daughters. Annie was survived by a daughter residing in England.

37th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry


Organized at Madison, Wis., April 9, 1864. Left State for Washington, D. C., April 28 (Cos. "A" to "F"). Two more Companies, "H" and "I," join at Maryland Heights May 17. Duty at Washington, D. C., till May 30. Moved to White House, Va., May 30-June 1, and guard duty there till June 10. Guard supply train to Cold Harbor June 10. Attached to Casey's Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July 1865.

SERVICE.-Movement across James River to Petersburg, Va., June 12-15. Assaults on Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road , Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman , Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 21-24. Grand Review May 23. Provost duty at Washington and Alexandria till July. Mustered out July 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 149 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 89 Enlisted men by disease. Total 247.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation April 13, 1864-January 17, 1865
Abstract Muster and Descriptive Roll for Company B, 37th Wisconsin Volunteer infantry. Document shows complete descriptions of every member of the company and personal remarks, wounds, death, promotions and etc..
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Notes EDEN, Robert Charles - Maj., Company B, 37th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Robert was born on Aug. 31, 1836 at Canterbury, England. He was a son of Rev. William Eden and Baroness Grey deRuttyn of Bishop's Bourne, Kent, England. Robert attended Oxford University and then came to this country in 1857. He arrived in Oshkosh, Winnebago County in 1859. Robert and a partner bought the steamer "Enterprise" at Stevens Point, Wisconsin in 1861. He travelled the upper Mississippi and western Wisconsin for a year before returning to Oshkosh. That year, 1862, he purchased a one-third interest in the "Northwestern" newspaper at Oshkosh. Robert enlisted at Oshkosh and was commissioned Captain of the above company on Apr. 11, 1864. He was promoted to Major on Dec. 15, 1864. Robert was commissioned as Lt. Colonel but was not mustered at that rank. He was mustered out on July 27, 1865. Robert was listed in 1868 as residing at 119 Merritt Street in the city of Oshkosh. In 1864 he had been married to Annie Gardner Bain, his childhood sweet-heart. The ceremony took place at City Point, Virginia with the Commanding General giving away the bride and with the war within hearing. Annie was from Glasgow, Scotland. They had at least two children born in Oshkosh. Mabel Wenoah was born Mar. 20, 1866 and Morton Edward was born Sept. 17, 1867. Robert and his family left Oshkosh in 1870 and settled for a time in Rhode Island before returning to England and Scotland. They then lived in order at Massachusetts, Finland, and Washington before finally settling at New Jersey. There Robert was employed as an engineer for the Edison Electric Company. Robert died at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey on Jan. 23, 1907 and his wife died there in 1917. Robert was survived by three sons and three daughters. Annie was survived by a daughter residing in England.

37th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry


Organized at Madison, Wis., April 9, 1864. Left State for Washington, D. C., April 28 (Cos. "A" to "F"). Two more Companies, "H" and "I," join at Maryland Heights May 17. Duty at Washington, D. C., till May 30. Moved to White House, Va., May 30-June 1, and guard duty there till June 10. Guard supply train to Cold Harbor June 10. Attached to Casey's Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July 1865.

SERVICE.-Movement across James River to Petersburg, Va., June 12-15. Assaults on Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road , Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman , Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 21-24. Grand Review May 23. Provost duty at Washington and Alexandria till July. Mustered out July 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 149 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 89 Enlisted men by disease. Total 247.
Object ID SC411.5.81.2
Object Name Roll, Muster
People Eden, Robert Charles
Subjects Civil War
37th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Recruiting & enlistment
Wounds & injuries
Death
Diseases
Officers
Soldiers
Military deserters
Military enlistment
Military organizations
Military personnel
Title Muster and Descriptive Roll
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