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John Radford HammetRoster ID 1078
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1862|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Radford Hammet, Class of 1862: Genealogy: Born- Aug. 10, 1839 in Montgomery Co. Va. Father- Col. Edward Hammet; Mother- Clementine Venable Craig. Pat. Grandfather- Richard Hammet; Pat. Grandmother- Isabella Norwood. Mat. Grandfather- Captain James Craig; Mat. Grandmother- Anna Montgomery. Never married. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 13, 1857; Dismissed Sept. 23, 1858 for Mutiny. Refused to dress in parade in disobedience to direct orders given by Acting Superintendent J. T. L. Preston; Re-entered Aug. 27, 1859; Declared a graduate in 1862. Military Record: Served as Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets stationed in Richmond in spring of 1861; Enlisted at Camp Hill Oct. 12, 1861 as Private in Co. I, 54th Va. Regt.; Elected 2nd Lieut. Oct. 17, 1861; Re-elected at re-organization May 13, 1862; Promoted to Captain July 11, 1862; Severely wounded in action Sept. 19, 1863 at Chickamauga. Careers: Farmer. Died- March 26, 1876.|