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Name:Joseph Edward Ficklin
Affiliation:Class of 1861
Biography & Genealogy:Joseph Edward Ficklin, Class of 1861: Born- Oct. 26, 1840. Matriculated from Homeland, VA. At VMI 6 months. Military Record: Learned Virginia had seceded while serving at Ft. Kearney in the Northeast Territory, and returned to Virginia to fight; unofficial source says he briefly served with Company A, 17th Virginia, though no official record has been found; his cousin, Ficklin BF (VMI Class of 1849), while serving as a Quartermaster with Virginia forces, asked for his assistance for one month; Ordinance officer, but probably without official status, at Wytheville and apparently with the brigade of Brigadier General J.B. Floyd 1861-62; enlisted Apr. 1, 1862 at Oak Shade as a Private, Company D, 4th Virginia Cavalry; unofficial source says he was slightly Wounded in Action while in cavalry; appointed Captain and commissary on Jan. 2, 1863 (date of rank Nov. 22, 1862) and assigned to 51st Virginia; appointed Major on June 5, 1863 (date of rank May 19); assigned as commissary to brigade of Colonel (later Brigadier General) G.C. Wharton (VMI Class of 1847). Post War Career: clerk, farmer, railroad contractor. Died- Sep. 24, 1925 at a Soldier's Home in Austin, Texas. Buried: State Cemetery, Austin, Texas. Section: Confederate Field, Section 1 Row:Q Number: 5
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