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Name:James Waverly Johnson
Affiliation:Class of 1866
Biography & Genealogy:Johnson James Waverly, Class of 1866: Born- June 1845. Matriculated from Petersburg, Va. At VMI 2 months. Military Record: Enlisted at Christiansville June 20 [probably 1861] for 1 year as Private, Company C (originally Company F), 21st Va. No record of discharge found, but probably left service because under age. Volunteer aide-de-camp for Col (later Brig Gen) M.W. Ransom in 1863. Sick. May also have been volunteer aide-de-camp for Maj Gen R. Ransom, Given temporary appointment (3 months) as 2nd Lt and drill master on staff of M.W. Ransom January 25, 1864. To 1st Lt. Out of commission April 25- "31[sic]" November 1864 during which time he seems to have returned to 21st Va. Reappointed 1st Lt late November 1864. Lt, aide-de-camp and drill master on staff of M.W. Ransom. Paroled April 9, 1865. Unofficial sources say seriously wounded in action but do not specify when or where. Post War Career: At UVa 1865-1867. Studied law but never practiced. Journalist. With Petersburg "Daily Progress" and other (unknown) papers. Died- December 23, 1875 in Petersburg of "the insidious malady consumption"; buried at Blandford Cemetery there.
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