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Name:William Tandy Duncan
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:William Tandy Duncan, Class of 1865: New Market Cadet; Sergeant, Co. A. Genealogy: Born- Jan. 31, 1844 in Buckingham Co. Va. Father- George M. B. Duncan of Tenn.; Mother- Mary Jane Gills of Va. Pat. Grandfather- William S. Duncan; Pat. Grandmother- Nannie W. [maiden name unknown]. Mat. Grandfather- Archer Gills; Mat. Grandmother- Lucy [maiden name unknown]. Married- Louisa A. Johnson, daughter of Alexander Johnson of Cumberland Co. Va. on Feb. 25, 1869. Children- 1- Clarence Duncan; 2- Lula Duncan; 3- Baby Duncan; 4- William Duncan; 5- Edna Duncan; 6- Marcie Duncan. Matriculated to VMI from Buckingham Mine (now Dillwyn), VA. At VMI 2 years, 5 months, entering on Feb. 15, 1862. Military Record: Served as a Sergeant at New Market with Company A, VMI Corps of Cadets; left VMI May or June, 1864; according to an unofficial source, he subsequently became an engineering officer and surrendered with Confederate forces in North Carolina; no additional official records found. Post War Career: Merchant. Died- Aug. 27, 1895 in Huntsville, Alabama.
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