(1824 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Education: Hampden-Sydney College, Class of 1842
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 3rd Virginia Cavalry
A 32 year old lawyer in Farmville, he was commissioned Captain, Company K, 3rd Virginia Cavalry on 24 June 1861 at Prince Edward Court House, VA. He was detailed to Ft. Smith, Arkansas in August 1861, but was back with his unit by January 1862. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in April 1862.
On the Campaign
He commanded the regiment in Maryland and was killed at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
References & notes
Service from the 3rd Virginia Cavalry 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from family genealogists.
11/17/1824; Cumberland County, VA
09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD