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Name:William Joseph Irvine
Affiliation:Class of 1862
Biography & Genealogy:William Joseph Irvine, Class of 1862: Genealogy: Born- Nov. 7, 1841 in Florence, Ala. Father- James Irvine; Mother- Emily Boggs. Pat. Grandparents- unknown. Mat. Grandfather- William Boggs; Mat. Grandmother- Margaret Wrenshall. Married- Mary Elizabeth Coleman of Athens, Ala. Children- 1- Margaret Irvine; 2- Elizabeth Irvine; 3- William Irvine; 4- Ellen Irvine; 5- Richard Irvine; 6- Granville Irvine; 7- Katherine Irvine; 8- Emily Irvine. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Oct. 15, 1860 as 2nd Classman (Junior). Was the first "special student" in the VMI School of Agriculture.; Resigned in late 1861 to join the Confederate Army. Military Record: Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets in spring of 1861; Enlisted Nov. 28, 1861 at Camp Law as Private in Co. H, 4th Alabama Infantry; elected Sergeant April 21, 1862; Wounded in action at Gaines's Mill; Returned to duty late 1862; On detached service with Quarter Master Dept. in Richmond, Va. Mar- June, 1863; promoted to 1st Sgt. in early 1864; Captured at Hanover Junction May 24, 1864; Held at Point Lookout, Md. and Elmira, NY until May 13, 1865. Careers: Planter. Died- Nov. 6, 1903.
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