Edwin C. Hurlbut was born in 1838 or 1840 in Bridgewater, Washtenaw County, Michigan, probably the son of Eli (b. 1803) and Amelia (b. 1806)
Both New York natives, Eli and Amelia were married sometime before 1838 when they were living in Michigan. By 1850 Edwin was living on the family farm in Manchester, Washtenaw County.
Edwin stood 5’8” with blue eyes, brown hair and a florid complexion, and was a 21-year-old farmer possibly living in Chester, Ottawa County or Grand Rapids when he enlisted in Company K on August 12, 1862, at Grand Rapids for 3 years.
He joined the Regiment on September 8 at Upton’s Hill, Virginia, and was absent sick in the general hospital from December of 1862 until he died of typhoid fever on January 3, 1863, at Carver hospital in Washington, DC. He was buried in the Military Asylum cemetery (Soldier's Home National cemetery).
No pension seems to be available.