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Name:Joseph Williams Chalmers
Affiliation:Class of 1863
Biography & Genealogy:Joseph Williams Chalmers, Class of 1863: Born- April 18, 1844. Matriculated from News Ferry, Va. At VMI 2 years. Military Record: Drill Master, Richmond, spring-summer 1861, then with 14th North Carolina. At UNC 1861-1862. Unofficial source says then served as Drill Master, 63rd Va. At unknown date enlisted as private, Capt. J. J. Shoemaker's Co., Va. Horse Artillery (Capt. M. N. Moorman's '56 Co.) Praised for conduct at Chancellorsville, Va. Assigned to Army of Tenn. summer of 1863, as acting 2nd Lt. of engineers. To 2nd Lt., 3rd CS Engineers (Date of Rank: April 30, 1864). Post War Career: Teacher. Episcopal. Brother of Chalmers, AC '68, Chalmers, WM '67. Relative of Brigadier General J. R. Chalmers. Died- Oct. 15, 1918, in Lexington, Ky.
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