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Name:James Travilla Douglass
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:James Travilla Douglass, Class of 1865: New Market Cadet; Sergeant, Co. A. Genealogy: Born- September 9, 1844 in Mordington, West Va. Father- Judge Isaac Richardson Douglass; Mother- Margaret Gertrude Stephenson. Pat. Grandfather- William Douglass; Pat. Grandmother- Hannah Travilla. Mat. Grandfather- William Stephenson; Mat. Grandmother- unknown. Married- Sarah Lewis. Children- James Hubard Douglass. Matriculated to VMI from Charles Town, WV. At VMI 3 years. Military Record: Enlisted May 15, 1861 at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia for 1 year as a Private, Company G, 2d Virginia, as a clerk; discharged June 9, 1862 to go to VMI where he served as a Sergeant with Company A at New Market; according to an unofficial source, he served in the Confederate Army during the summer of 1864, although no official records of such service have been found; captured near Millwood, VA on Aug. 18, 1864 as a Private, Company A, VMI Corps of Cadets; believed to be a spy, Union troops sent him to Camp Chase, Ohio where he was held until paroled on May 2, 1865. Post War Career: Lawyer, teacher, manufacturer. Died- March 22, 1910 in San Francisco, California.
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