Edmund Brewer Tate, Jr. served as a Corporal in Company C - 15th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Benning's brigade. He joined 15 JUL 1861 and was appointed 2nd Sergeant in June 1862. He was wounded and disabled at Chickamauga, Ga. 19 SEP 1863. Appointed 1st Sergeant 30 SEP 1863. Absent, sick, JAN -28 FEB 1865. No later record. Edmund was one of eight brothers from Elberton, Georgia in the Confederate Armies. As the fighting subsided about sunset (Battle of Chickamauga near Viniard's), he was hit by a minnie ball which entered the left breast directly at the nipple, ranged slightly downward, came out at the back near and to the left of the spinal column, and made sixteen holed as it cut through the blanket rolled across his back.
The path of the bullet would suggest that it passed directly through his heart, but that he was still alive was evidence it did not. When the doctors examined him, they discovered to their amazement that his heart was on the right side. They judged it had been knocked over there by the bullet. He survived, and always was looked on as the man whose heart was knocked into the wrong place at Chickamauga. Surely it was more likely the heart had been dislocated since birth, an extremely rate but not unique condition.
Tucker - Chickamauga, Bloody Battle of the West pgs. 174-5.