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William Hamlin PryorRoster ID 105
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1848|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Hamlin Pryor, Class of 1848: Born- Sept. 25, 1827 in Elmwood Dinwiddie Co. Va. Father- Samuel Pryor; Mother- Mary Ann Hamlin. Pat. Grandfather- Richard Pryor; Pat. Grandmother- Anne Bland. Mat. Grandfather- William Browne Hamlin; Mat. Grandmother- Martha Goode. Married- Margaret Walker, daughter of Capt. Lewis Meriweather Walker. Children- 1- Gilmer Pryor; 2- Champe Peyton Pryor Terry, who married T.M. Terry; 3- Margaret Walker Pryor Callum, who married James Callum; 4- Katie Pryor. Entered VMI Aug. 18, 1845; Graduated July 4, 1848 standing 14 in a class of 24 Pre-War Career- Civil Engineer. Civil War Service- Entered service Nov. 13, 1861 at Camp Pemberton and elected 2nd Lt. of Co. C., 3rd Va. Regt. Adjutant of Regt. early 1862; Promoted to Capt. Apr. 27, 1862; To Major Sept. 24, 1862; In hospital in Richmond and Charlottesville Va. July 23- Aug 18, 1863; In July 1864 a board of officers reported that "Major Pryor has scarcely an equal as a drill officer" and praised his battlefield performance; Promoted to Lt. Col. Aug. 20, 1864; In hospital in Richmond, Va. Mar 20- Apr. 2 1865 with scabies; Signed Parole at his home in Nelson Co. Va. 12 May 1865. Post War Career- Chief Engineer in Charlottesville, Va. Died- Feb. 28, 1912. Buried Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia; Division C, Block 5, Section 2.|