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Name:Andrew Jackson Summers
Affiliation:Class of 1864
Biography & Genealogy:Andrew Jackson Summers, Class of 1864: Born- June 26, 1844 in Gap Mills, Va. Father- Andrew Summers (b. Jan 5, 1806 in Augusta Co. Va.- d. Aug. 6, 1856 in Gap Mills, Va.) Mother- Olivia Wirt Hawkins (b. June 23, 1810 in Monroe Co. Va- d. Dec. 6, 1896 in Douglas Co., Mo.) Pat. Grandfather- Andrews Summers, b. in Va.; Pat. Grandmother- Peggy Miller, b. in Ky. Mat. Grandfather- John Hawkins b. Bath Co. Va.; Mat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Carlisle of Scotch-Irish decent, b. in Bath Co. Va. Married- 1st- Annie May Jenkins, daughter of John L. Jenkins of Fauquier Co. Va.; 2nd- Mrs. Abbie (nee Perry) Locke of Fairfield, Ia. Children- (All from 1st Marriage) 1- Andrew Jackson Summers; 2- Susan Olivia Shelton Summers; 3- John Calhoun Summers; 4- George Washington Summers; 5- William Shakespeare Summers. Attened Lewisburg Academy 1853-54 and Emory & Henry College 1858-59. Entered VMI- Aug. 1, 1860; on duty as Drill Master for incoming Cadets after VMI temporarily closed down at the outbreak of the Civil War; Left with Corps of Cadets when they marched to Richmond under command of then Maj. Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson to drill Confederate Troops; Resigned from VMI sometime in early 1862 to enlist in C.S.A. Civil War Service- (see above for pre-enlistment service) Enlisted Mar. 1, 1862 as Private in Co. A. of 60th Va. Regt. Elected to Sgt. ca. late 1862 or early 63; On detached service Jan- Feb. 1863. No further confirmed records, though there was an Andrew J. Summers who served in the 3rd Virginia State Line in Spring on 1863 and later joined Co. H of the 19th Va. Cavalry. This man later transferred to the 21st Va. Cavalry ca. July 1864 and was captured on Chambersburg Raid and held at Ft. McHenry under the name "A.J. Harris". It's very probable that Andrew Jackson Summers and the Andrew J. Summers from these later records were the same man, but this identification wasn't recorded definitely. Post War Careers- Owner of three Newspapers in Mo. and later a Journalist at Mena, Az; Prominent politician in both Mo. and Az. Sgt At Arms for Mo. House of Representatives. Date of Death unknown, but he was still alive and residing in Az. in 1920.
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