Biography[edit | edit source]
Born in Columbus, Kentucky, Edsall enlisted in the Navy 27 June 1898. While serving on Philadelphia, Seaman Edsall went ashore with a landing party on 1 April 1899 to suppress hostile natives near Vailele, Samoa. He was killed attempting to carry his wounded commander, Lieutenant Philip Lansdale, to safety, and is buried on Samoa.
Namesake[edit | edit source]
Two U.S. Navy ships have been named USS Edsall in his honor.
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References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
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