Edward Carrington Cabell
Edward Carrington Cabell.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's at-large district
In office
October 6, 1845 – January 24, 1846
Preceded bynone
Succeeded byWilliam H. Brockenbrough
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byWilliam H. Brockenbrough
Succeeded byAugustus Maxwell
Personal details
Born(1816-02-05)February 5, 1816
Richmond, Virginia
DiedFebruary 28, 1896(1896-02-28) (aged 80)
St Louis, Missouri
Resting placeBellefontaine Cemetery[1]
St Louis, Missouri
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Anna Marie Wilcox
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States
Branch/service Confederate States Army
Years of service1862-1865
RankConfederate States of America Lieutenant Colonel.png Lieutenant Colonel
UnitMajor General Sterling Price's Staff[2][3]
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Edward Carrington Cabell (February 5, 1816 – February 28, 1896) was the first US Representative from Florida.


Born in Richmond, Virginia; attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Virginia in 1832 and 1833 and Reynolds' Classical Academy in 1833 and 1834; was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia in 1836; moved to Florida in 1837 and engaged in agricultural pursuits near Tallahassee, Florida.[4]

Delegate to the Territorial convention to form a State constitution in 1838; returned to Virginia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840; returned to Tallahassee, Fla.; upon the admission of Florida as a State into the Union presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Twenty-ninth United States Congress and served from October 6, 1845, to January 24, 1846, when he was succeeded by William H. Brockenbrough, who contested the election; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1853); chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Thirtieth-Congress); unsuccessful candidate in 1852 for reelection to the Thirty-third Congress.[4]

Resumed the practice of law in Tallahassee; moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1859, In May–June 1861 served as Missouri Governor C. F. Jackson's secret Commissioner (Ambassador) to the Confederate Government. Subsequently, during the American Civil War served in the Confederate Army[2][3] with rank of lieutenant colonel; engaged in the practice of law in New York City 1868–1872, and subsequently in St. Louis, Mo.; member of the State senate of Missouri 1878–1882; died in St. Louis, Mo.; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ "Edward Carrington Cabell". Find A Grave. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Banasik, Michael (2010). Confederate Tales of the War. Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop. p. 175.
  3. ^ a b "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Generals and Staff Officers, and Non regimental Enlisted Men". National Archives. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Cabell, Edward Carrington". United States Congress. Retrieved 4 February 2018.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's at-large congressional district

October 6, 1845 – January 24, 1846
Succeeded by
William H. Brockenbrough
Preceded by
William H. Brockenbrough
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1853
Succeeded by
Augustus Maxwell