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Name:William Young Conn Hannum
Affiliation:Class of 1863
Biography & Genealogy:William Young Conn Hannum, Class of 1863 Genealogy: Born- Dec. 22, 1841 at Maryville, Tenn. Father- Dr. Henry Hannum of Westchester, Pa.; Mother- Anna Eliza White of Abingdon, Va. No information on grandparents. Married- Charlotte L. Merritt, daughter of Dr. D.R. Merritt of Hadenville, Ky. Children- 1- Penelope Hannum; 2- Lillian Hannum; 3- Stacy Hannum; 4- Fisher W. Hannum; 5- Montgomery M. Hannum. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 25, 1859; Resigned ca. Jun. 1861; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1863 July 2, 1869. Civil War Record- Served as Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets in Richmond, Va. before enlisting; Enlisted Jun. 20, 1861 at Abingdon as 1st Lieut. Co. B 48th Virginia Infantry Regiment; Acting Adjutant in late 1861; On recruiting duty Feb.- Mar. 1862; Appointed Captain Apr. 21, 1862; Wounded in Action at Cedar Mountain (lost his leg); Submitted resignation Dec. 28, 1862 and left service in early 1863. Careers: Planter; public official; Postmaster in Maryville, Tenn. Died- Aug. 14, 1915
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