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Name:Philip Peyton Slaughter
Affiliation:Class of 1857
Biography & Genealogy:Philip Peyton Slaughter, Class of 1857: Genealogy: Born- Aug. 10, 1834 in Orange Co. Va. Father- Thomas Towles Slaughter, M.D. of Culpeper, Va.; Mother- Jane Madison Chapman of Orange Co. Va. Pat. Grandfather- Capt. Philip Slaughter of Culpeper, Va.; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Towles of Spotsylvania Co. Va. Mat. Grandfather- Reynolds Chapman of Orange Co. Va.; Mat. Grandmother- Rebecca Conway Madison of Orange Co. Va. Married- Emma Thompson of Orange Co. Va. Children- Elizabeth Pendleton Slaughter, who married a Mr. Smith of Washington, D.C. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 1, 1853; Graduated- July 4, 1857 standing 8th in a class of 23 and holding the rank of 1st Captain. Military Record: Volunteer with the Montpelier Guards in April 1861; his company became Co. A of the 13th Va. Infantry; Appointed Lt. Col. of the 56th Va. Sept. 17, 1861; Re-Elected May 3, 1862; Severely wounded in action (in the thigh) at Gaines's Mill. Never fully able to resume duty; on detached service with commissioner for exchange of POW's in Aug. 1863; promoted to Col. Oct. 9, 1863; applied for retirement because of wounds May 1864; recommended for light duty and ordered to Va. Reserve Forces. Careers: Teacher; railroad agent; Lieut. and Assistant Professor of Latin and Assistant Instructor of Tactics at VMI 1857-58; taught in Louisiana before the War; Depot Agent for the Orange & Alexandria Railroad Company after the War. Retired to Lee Camp Soldier's Home May 26, 1892. Died- April 21, 1893 at Lee Camp Soldier's Home. Buried in Orange Co. Va.
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