William Jasper Edge was the ancestor of a friend of mine whom I helped with research. His gravesite in Cherokee County, Alabama is marked with a CSA gravemarker as having served in MacBeth's SC Light Artillery. He also is mentioned in several Cherokee County newspaper reports of Confederate veterans reunions in which he was referred to as "Captain" with service indicated as MacBeth's SC Light Artillery. I searched extensively but never located any proof whatsoever of that military service. I believe he is the same William Edge who served for six months as a private in Company M 5th Regiment South Carolina State Troups, enlisting in Union District, South Carolina. He was on the 1860 Union District, South Carolina census at age 14 and would have been 17 at the time of enlistment in that state unit.