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Name:William Bond Prichard
Affiliation:Class of 1862
Biography & Genealogy:William Bond Prichard, Class of 1862 (graduated 14 out of 35). Born- February 17, 1842. Matriculated from Petersburg, Va. At VMI 3 years. Descended from New Englanders, including John Carver (first governor of Plymouth Colony) and John Howland (a Mayflower passenger). Drill Master, Richmond spring 1861. Entered service May 23, 1861 with Company B, 38th Virginia. To 1st Lt July 7, 1861. Reelected April 16, 1862. Wounded in action May 31, 1862 at Seven Pines. At Second Manassas (August 30, 1862) helped Mortally Wound Col F. Webster, 12 Massachusetts (son of Daniel). Entrusted with some of Webster's possessions, he returned them to Mrs. Webster after the war. To Capt (date of rank December 10, 1862). Unofficial source says Wounded in Action in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. Wounded in Action May 10, 1864 at Chester Station (Right thigh; hand-lost finger). On detached duty late 1864 as brigade recorder. In hospital (Richmond) March 21-April 2, 1865 (dysentery). Paroled at Appomattox. Took oath May 13, 1865. Post War Career: Teacher; public official. Captain, Assistant Professor (math, drawing, geography, tactics) at VMI 1867-69. To San Francisco, California where he was city engineer and appraiser, and where he died. Married Margaret Strother Johnston (daughter of CS General Albert Sidney Johnston) 1876. Died- November 16, 1915.
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