Biography

 

 Edwards, James W. [LtCol CO 2ndBn23rdIR]

  

23rdIR

The 2d Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James W Edwards, was attacked by an enemy force estimated. to be the equivalent of a reinforced regiment at 1300 hours on the 22d of August . The savage attack was repulsed after three hours of heavy fighting but reinforcements were called for to assist in warding off subsequent attacks.