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Name:William Alexander Dupuy
Affiliation:Class of 1855
Biography & Genealogy:William Alexander Dupuy, Class of 1855: Genealogy: Born- Oct. 13, 1835, in Nottoway Co., Va. Father- William James Dupuy; Mother- Jane Shipwith Ruffin. Pat. Grandfather- James Dupuy; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Purnell. Mat. Grandfather- George Ruffin; Mat. Grandmother- Rebecca Cocke. Married- Mary Bee Bee; 1st child- Edward Lorraine Dupuy; 2nd- Anna Rebecca Dupuy. Matriculated to VMI from Petersburg. At VMI 4 years. Military Record: enlisted May 27, 1861 at Nottoway Court House for 1 year as a Private, Company E (originally Company G), 3d Virginia Cavalry (Confederate Army records show occupation at time of enlistment as "Gentleman."); roll from May 17, 1862 shows "Declined to Reenlist," but he remained in service (probably because of the Conscript Act); his horse, which had been valued at $1500, was Killed in Action on May 9, 1864 at Mitchell Shop; on list of paroled Prisioners of War in Richmond June 10, 1865. Post War Career: Teacher; wholesale merchant; tobacconist; lived in both Mobile, Alabama and Blackstone, Virginia. Died- Jan. 10, 1904 in Richmond, VA.
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