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Name:Milton Stewart Alcorn
Affiliation:Class of 1864
Biography & Genealogy:Milton Stewart Alcorn, Class of 1868: Born- September 7, 1843. Matriculated from Friars Point, Ms. At VMI 4 1/2 months. Military Record: Enlisted Sept. 1, 1861 at Memphis, as a Private with Co. C, 3rd Tn. Cavalry. Elected Captain, Co H, 1st Ms., in Nov. 1861. Reported to have been youngest Capt. in CS Army. Escaped from Fort Donelson in Feb., 1862. Re-elected when Co. re-organized in Sep., 1862. Partially deafened by explosion of shell at Port Hudson. Captured at Port Hudson on July 9, 1863. Held at Johnson's Island, Ohio, and Point Lookout, Md. Had been promoted to Maj. in Nov., 1863. Exchanged on April 27, 1864. Wounded in action at Peachtree Creek. Surrendered in Ga. Had bad health from exposure while a POW. Post War Career: President of Ms. State Levee Board. Sheriff. Incorporator of proposed Memphis and Vicksburg Railroad in 1870. Died- Nov. 3, 1879, from suicide.
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