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Name:H. Clay Stacker
Affiliation:Class of 1869
Biography & Genealogy:Harry Clay Stacker, Class of 1869. New Market Cadet. Genealogy: Born- Jan. 11, 1847 at Cumberland Iron Works in Stewart Co. Tenn. Father- Marius Stacker of Penn.; Mother- Maria Richmond of Nashville, Tenn. Pat. Granfather- Samuel Stacker; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Belthoover of Penn. Mat. Grandfather- Barton Richmond; Mat. Grandmother- Deborah Briggs of Conn. Married- Grace Winthrop Pratt on Sept. 11, 1872. Children- 1- Patrick Lewis Stacker; 2- Edwin Stacker; 3- Clay Stacker; 4- Maria Stacker; 5- Grace Pratt. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 25, 1863; Graduated July 2, 1869 standing 9 in a class of 23 with rank of First Captain. Civil War Service: Fought in the Battle of New Market May 15, 1864 as Private in Co. B of the VMI Corps of Cadets; Promoted to Cadet Corporal June 1864; Served with the Corps in trenches in Richmond, Va.; dropped from VMI Rolls to enlist as Private in Co. A of 2nd KY Cavalry Feb. 1865; Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, Ga. May 9, 1865. Careers: Planter; Lawyer; Civil Engineer; City Engineer of Clarksville, Tenn.; Captain of Tenn. National Guard. Died- Sept. 13, 1908 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Section 5, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN.
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