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Name:John Carmichael
Affiliation:Class of 1870
Biography & Genealogy:John Carmichael, Class of 1870. New Market Cadet (left on guard at VMI.) Genealogy: Born- Dec. 22, 1847 in Augusta, Ga. Father- Robert Dunlap Carmichael; Mother- Louisa Watkins Smith. Pat. Grandfather- John Carmichael; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Eliza Eve. Mat. Grandfather- William Smith; Mat. Grandmother- Harriet Craig, daughter of Robert Craig. Married- Virginia Brooke Tucker, daughter of Hon. John Randolph Tucker of Lexington, Va. on Feb. 13, 1872. Children- 1- John Randolph Tucker Carmichael; 2- Harry St. George Tucker Carmichael; 3- Laura Powell Carmichael, who married Oliver P. Alford of Chicago, IL; 4- John Carmichael. VMI Record: Entered VMI- April 23, 1864; Graduated July 4, 1870 standing 34 in a class of 52. Civil War Record- May have served as Private in Co. H of Floyd Legion Ga. State Guard in 1863; Served with the VMI Corps of Cadets as Private in Co. A; left on guard during the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864. Careers- Lieut. and Acting Asst. Professor of Drawing at VMI 1870-71; Capt. of US Army Corps of Engineers during the Spanish American War; Civil Engineer. Died- August 17, 1898, in Lakeland, Florida; buried in Lexington, Va.
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