Hello folks. I'm a 4th generation great grandson of Colonel John T. Kennedy of the 16th NC cavalry battalion. I have a detailed regimental history of the 16th Battalion, written by my great grandfather, Col. John Thomas Kennedy, in which it mentions Lt. Col. Edelin. Send me your E mail addresses and I can send you the PDF file. It's a very detailed history and very interesting. My great grandfather was shot 3 times during the Petersburg campaign, while recovering from his wounds, Lt. Col. Edelin took command of the unit in his place.