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Name:James Lucius Cross
Affiliation:Class of 1856
Biography & Genealogy:James Lucius Cross, Class of 1856: Genealogy: Born- Oct. 27, 1834 in Frederick Co. Va. Father- James Cross; Mother- Sarah A. Earle. Pat. Grandfather- James Cross; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth [maiden name unknown] Mat. Grandfather- Maj. Elias Earle; Mat. Grandmother- Sarah [maiden name unknown] Married- 1859 to Betty Miller, daughter of Godfrey Miller of Winchester, Va. Children- one son who died at age 15 or 16, name unknown. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 7, 1852; Graduated July 4, 1856 standing 9th in a class of 33. Military Record: Drill Master for 2nd Fla. Regt. in spring of 1861; appointed Capt. of 2nd Fla. Sept. 27, 1861; ordered to report to Government of Fla. Nov. 13, 1861; Assigned to temporary duty as Assistant Adjutant General for the Dept. of Middle and Eastern Fla. April, 1862; Appointed Major, Adjutant General Dept. July 14, 1862 and joined staff of then Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson; Assigned to staff of Maj. Gen. G. W. Smith Oct, 30, 1862; Assigned as Assistant Adjutant General on staff of then Maj. Gen. D. H. Hill March 4, 1863; Acting Assistant and Inspector General on staff of Maj. Gen. T. C. Hindman in late 1863; Assigned to staff of Brig. Gen. W. M. Gardner, District of Middle and West Fla. Jan. 8, 1864; Assistant Adjutant General, Adjutant General or Acting Assistant Adjutant General in Fla. until Aug. 24, 1864; Transferred to staff of Maj. Gen. R. Hoke as Assistant Adjutant General; Paroled in Greensboro, NC May 1, 1865. Careers: Teacher; school official; Professor of Math and Tactics at W. Florida Seminary (now Fla. State University) 1860-61; on faculty at W. Fla. Seminary until ca. 1869; taught in public schools in New Orleans, LA; Professor of Math and Natural Sciences at University of Louisiana (now Tulane University) 1878-79. Died- July 15, 1893 in Glade Springs, Va. Buried at Winchester Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
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