Redington, Edward Dana, 1839-1931

Redington, Edward Dana, 1839-1931



  • Existence: 1839 - 1931


Edward Dana Redington was born on November 12, 1839 in Chelsea, Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth College on 1861. After graduating, he became a teacher in St. Johnsbury Academy for a year. In the winter of 1863-'64 he served as assistant cashier of the Passumpsic Bank. From 1862 to the close of 1865, Redington was actively engaged in the defense of the Union. He enlisted in the 12th Vt. Vols., August 23, 1862, and was sergeant-major to Feb. 23, 1863, and afterwards 2d Lieut. of Co. I until mustered out, July 14, 1863. President Lincoln appointed him additional paymaster U. S. Vols. with the rank of major, Feb. 24, 1864, and he remained on duty with the Army of the Potomac until June 24, 1865, when he was ordered to Springfield, Ill., to pay mustered out troops. He served there until Nov. 30, 1865, and was mustered out at the close of the war. From 1866 to 1871 he was employed by the Kansas Pacific Railway Co. as cashier and paymaster, residing at Wyandotte, Leavenworth, and Lawrence, Kan. From 1871 to 1875 he was engaged in the lumber business in Lawrence, Kan., and from 1875 to 1887 in Chicago, Ill. Redington joined the Provident Life and Trust Co. of Philadelphia, Pa., in their Chicago agency in 1888. From 1895 to 1905, he was a trustee of Dartmouth College. Redington died on October 9, 1931

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Edward D. Redington diary

Codex 003386
Identifier: 003386
Date(s): 1859-08-26 to 1860-08-15

Diary of Edward Dana Redington (1839-1931) kept while he was a student at Dartmouth College. Subjects include his daily life, the weather, his membership in the fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon, and classes attended. Also includes abstracts of sermons preached by Rev. Leeds in 1861, and a page with the names of the members of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of 1860 and 1861.