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Braxton's Battalion, Confederate Artillery      
Company Unknown
James Claytor Leftwich - Private   
James Claytor Leftwich, Class of 1863: Genealogy: Born- March 10, 1839 in Franklin Co. Va. Father- Alexander Leftwich; Mother- Sallie Smith. Pat. Grandfather- Thomas Leftwich; Pat. Grandmother- Ginsie Stratton. Mat. Grandfather- Samuel Smith; Mat. Grandmother- Sallie Ward. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- March 1, 1859; VMI Cadets at John Brown Execution, Harper’s Ferry, November 1859. List published in the Petersburg (VA) Daily Express of December 8, 1859. Resigned April 17, 1862 at his parents' request; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1863 on July 2, 1869. Civil War Record: Served as Drill Master while at VMI for the Corps of Cadets when they were stationed at Richmond in the Spring of 1861; enlisted at Campbell Co. Court House on June 9, 1862 as Private in Co. I, 2nd Va. Cavalry. Mortally wounded in action March 17, 1863 at Kelly's Ford. Died- June 10, 1863 at his brother's house in Bedford, Va.

(2nd Cousin 5 times removed)
Contact Name:  Donald Steven Smith
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Date Added:  4/3/2006
Company Unknown
Charles H. Marks - Private   
When the VMI cadet unit was disbanded after the battle of New Market, Charles went to NC to join another fighting unit (unknown). He was wounded at some point - still researching . . .
Contact Name:  Char Stanley
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Date Added:  7/2/2013
Company Unknown
Thomas Booker Tredway - Private   
Thomas Booker Tredway, Class of 1865: Genealogy: Born- Aug. 13, 1844 in Danville, Va. Father- Judge William M. Tredway; Mother- Nancy Jane Millner. Pat. Grandfather- [first name unknown] Tredway; Pat. Grandmother- Pattie Booker. Mat. Grandfather- [first name unknown] Millner; Mat. Grandmother- Lucy Lawson. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 25, 1862; given 10 day furlough May 19, 1862, but did not return; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1865 ca. July 1866. Civil War Record: Enlisted April 22, 1861 at Pittsylvania Court House as Private in Co. B of Maj. E. B. Montague's Va. Battalion (which became Co. I 53rd Va. Infantry); promoted to Corporal July 17, 1861; Discharged Dec. 23, 1861 to enter VMI; re-enlisted Aug. 16, 1862 at Falling Creek in Co. I 53rd Va. Infantry; on detached service Jan.-Feb. 1863; promoted to Sergeant March 16, 1863; Mortally wounded in action and captured in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg July 3, 1863. Died- July 13, 1863 in US Hospital at Gettysburg, PA, from wounds received 10 days earlier.

(2nd Cousin 3 times removed)
Contact Name:  Donald Steven Smith
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Date Added:  4/3/2006
Company A
Charles Thompson Corling - Private   
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Contact Name:  Charles Corling Lewis
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Date Added:  9/4/2014
Company A
Adam Washinghton McPherson - Private   
Sentenced to the penetentiary while on furlough at home. Was in a knife fight, arrested and imprisoned.
Co. C 28th VA Inf. Regt.
Contact Name:  Richard McPherson
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Date Added:  11/4/2019
Company B
Alexander Hamilton Leftwich - Private   
Alexander Hamilton Leftwich, Class of 1867: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 12, 1847 in Lynchburg, Va. Father- Augustine Leftwich; Mother- Elizabeth Williams Clark. Pat. Grandfather- Thomas Leftwich; Pat. Grandmother- Ginsie Stratton. Mat. Grandparents unknown. Married- Annie B. Shorter, daughter of Hon. Eli Shorter of Alabama. Children- 1- Mrs. Edwin Bennett Young [given name unknown]; 2- Mrs. T. J. Murphy [given name unknown]; 3- Mrs. Hanson Robinson [given name unknown]; 4- E. Shorter Leftwich; 5- Clem S. Leftwich. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 14, 1864; Resigned Jan. 21, 1865 to join C.S.A; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1867 on Jan. 16, 1875. Civil War Record: Fought with the VMI Corps of Cadets in the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864 as Private in Co. B; Enlisted in C.S.A Jan 14, 1865; at unknown date became 2nd Lieut. of Co. F. 8th C.S. Battalion. Unofficial source captured at Salisbury, NC but escaped and paroled at Hamburg, SC in spring of 1865. Careers: In Tobbacco business in Lynchburg, Va. and Baltimore, Md.; Built furnace and rolling mill; Operated gas works in Spartanburg, SC; Greensboro, NC; Baltimore, Md.; Knoxville and Bristol, TN. Died- Aug. 11, 1908 in Baltimore, Md. Buried at Presbyterian Cemetery in Lynchburg, Va.

(2nd Cousin 5 times removed)

Contact Name:  Donald Steven Smith
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Date Added:  4/3/2006
Company B
Adam Marion McPherson - Private   
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Contact Name:  Richard McPherson
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Date Added:  11/4/2019
Company C
James Ross McPherson - Corporal   
POW-Pt Lookout, MD 4-6 Wounded 2X, served with Pickett, Longstreet, Army of N VA
Contact Name:  Richard McPherson
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Date Added:  11/4/2019
Company C
Thomas Benton McPherson - Sergeant   
Craig Co., VA
Pickett's Charge/ Longstreet Wounded POW, battle of Williamsburg, battle of Seven Pines, seven days battle at Richmond, Gettysburg and Fredericksburg

Contact Name:  Richard McPherson
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Date Added:  11/4/2019
Company D
James E Barrett - Unknown   
https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2466003/barrett-family-cemetery? My great great grandfather. Farmers Fork, Richmond County, Virginia, USA
Contact Name:  Tirzah Hancock
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Date Added:  3/24/2020
Company D
John Bowie Gray - Private   
John Bowie Gray was born at 'Travellers' Rest' in Stafford Co.,
Virginia on May 30, 1846. He was the son of John Bowie Gray and
Jane Moore Cave. He enrolled at VMI on September 29, 1863 and
participated in the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864. After the Civil War he returned to the Institute and was graduated on July 4, 1867, standing 9th in a class of 11.
After graduation he returned to 'Travellers' Rest' and engaged in farming and stock raising. He married Mary Hunter on November 10, 1870; they had three children--Mary, Janie, and Aylmer. Gray died at his home on October 8, 1930.
Contact Name:  Jeff Smith
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Date Added:  4/30/2007
Company G
John Cummings Browning - Major   
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Contact Name:  Francis Browning
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Date Added:  11/9/2019
Company K
Daniel A Brillhart - Private   
Both Daniel Brillhart and his 15 year old son, John Henry Brillhardt, joined the war in 1861.
Contact Name:  Catherine Levering
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Date Added:  10/27/2019
Company K
Matthew Washington McPherson - Sergeant   
From Craig County, VA. , wounded 3x -Surrendered @ Appomattox w/Lee, sick 6/64 Diarrhea,
Contact Name:  Richard McPherson
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Date Added:  11/4/2019
Company K
Joseph Goodson Woods - Private   
He was my 5th ggf. His friend in the company John waldren had a daughter. Joseph woods had a son. They married and are my 4th ggp
Contact Name:  Jeremy
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Date Added:  6/1/2020
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