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Name:Junius Lackland Hempstead
Affiliation:Class of 1864
Biography & Genealogy:Junius Lackland Hempstead, Class of 1864: Genealogy: Born- Nov. 14, 1842 in Dubuque, Iowa. Father- Stephen Hempstead; Mother- Lavina Lackland. Pat. Grandfather- Joseph Hempstead; Pat. Grandmother- Celinda Hutchinson. Mat. Grandfather- Dennis Lackland' Mat. Grandmother- Eliza Appleby. Married- 1st- Lavina Bell Blackburn, daughter of James Blackburn; 2nd- May Oliva William. Children- Hempstead had three daughters, one died in childhood, and one son. Their names are unknown. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 18, 1860; Dropped from rolls July 8, 1862; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1864 in 1869. Civil War Record: Left on guard at VMI April, 1861; Drill Master at Harper's Ferry with Co. F of the 5th Va. Infantry until Aug. 1861; elected Lieut. of Co. F, 25th Va. Infantry Aug. 14, 1862; Severely wounded in action (shoulder) Aug. 29, 1862 at the Second Manassas. Absent, wounded, until early 1863; Captured May 5, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness; Held at Fort Delaware until Aug. 1864; Sent to SC as one of the "Immortal 600". Held at Fort Pulaski. Ga. Oct. 23, 1864- March 4, 1865; Released on oath at Fort Delaware June 16, 1865. Careers: Bookkeeper; cotton planter; author; poet; public official. President of the Society of the Immortal 600. Died- Sept. 16, 1920 in Jennings, La. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery there.
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Additional Online Resources:Papers, 1865