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Name:Oliver Cromwell Petway
Affiliation:Class of 1863
Biography & Genealogy:Oliver Cromwell Petway, Class of 1863: Born- 1840 Matriculated from Enfield, North Carolina. At VMI 1 year (entered 3rd). Military Record: Drill Master, Richmond spring 1861. Entered service Novembber 8, 1861 in Edgecombe Company, North Carolina as Maj, 35th North Carolina. On Court martial duty April 1862. To Lt Col April 15, 1862. Killed in action at Malvern Hill. "A gallant officer. Few better and none braver." Died- July 1, 1862 at Malvern Hill.
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