Edward M. Alfriend was a Richmond playwright and businessman. During the American Civil War (1861–1865), he served in the 44th Virginia
Infantry Regiment, fought in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864,
but was court-martialed and cashiered from the Confederate army in 1865 for being
absent without leave and
disobeying orders. Following the war, he earned some distinction in his father's
insurance company and in 1871 was a delegate to the National In. . .
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