Edmund H. Talbot was a resident of Mansfield on January 5, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. I of the 29th (Colored) Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; in August, 1864, he entered the base Hospital near Point of Rocks, Virginia and was sick until April 1865. He was mustered out in Brownsville, Texas on October 24, 1865.
The descriptive muster roll of the 29th (Colored) Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 30 and his occupation as laborer. He is described as 5’ 7” tall with a black complexion and black eyes and black hair. His marital status is married.
He was born about 1834 in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. In the 1850 U.S. census in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, he is a 16 year old black laborer in the household of Elizabeth Ames. America P. Talbot, a 25 year old black laborer is also in the same household; perhaps he is an older brother. Edmund is not living in Mansfield in the 1860 U.S. census.
No further information is known about Edmond H. Talbot.