Edward Lafonta enlisted February 1, 1863 at Augusta with Capt. Russell. In November '63 he served as a Wagon Master. In December he was detailed at Q.M.'s Office in Georgetown, S.C.
Pvt. Edward Lafonta transferred from Co. A, Georgia Cavalry (most likely the 7th Regiment) to Co. D, Manigault's Battalion, S.C. Artillery; also know as, the 18th and Alston's Battalion S.C. Artillery and as South Carolina's Seige Train.