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Charles Henry Campbell PrestonRoster ID 1097
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|Middle Name:||Henry Campbell|
|Affiliation:||Class of 1862|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Charles Henry Campbell Preston, Class of 1862: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 12, 1840 in Abigdon, Va. Father- John Montgomery Preston; Mother- Maria Thornton Carter Preston (most likely a cousin of John) No information on Pat. Grandparents. Mat. Grandfather- Francis Preston of Greenville, Montgomery Co. Va.; Mat. Grandmother- Sarah Buchanan Campbell of Washington Co. Va. Married- 1st- Miss Woodson [first name unknown] of Charlottesville, Va.; 2nd- Kittie Dabney; 3rd- Lucy Woodford Taylor, daughter of Edmond Taylor. Children- 1- Dr. Charles H.C. Preston (son of Miss Woodson); 2- Blair Dabney Preston (son of Kittie Dabney); 3- Susie M. Preston Leake (daugher of Lucy Taylor), who married Louis K. Leake of Goochland Co. Va.; 4- Kittie D. Preston (daughter of Lucy Taylor); 5- Annie Preston (daughter of Lucy Taylor). VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 1, 1858; Resigned or dismissed in 1860, deficient in conduct. Attended University of Va. 1860-61; 1865-66. Civil War Record- Could have been exempt from service because of poor eyesight, but enlisted anyway on May 2, 1861 at New Garden as 1st Lieut. Co I 37th Va. Infantry; Wounded in action at the First Battle of Kernstown; Relieved from service April 21, 1862; Captain and then Major for the 4th Virginia State Line 1862-63; At an unknown date, became Lieut. of Co. I 22nd Va. Cavalry; Captured Dec. 14, 1864 near Glade Spring; Federal authorities accused him of violating parole; No further War Record found. Careers: Farmer in Front Royal, Va. Died- Date of death unknown.|