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Name:Richard Goode Wharton
Affiliation:Class of 1862
Biography & Genealogy:Wharton Richard Goode, Class of 1862 (graduated 16th out of 35): Born- 1842. Matriculated from Richmond, Va. At VMI 3 years. Military Record: Drill Master, Richmond spring 1861. Applied for cadetship/commission in Reserve Army CS. Lt Col T.H. Williamson (VMI Faculty) wrote August 1861: "His military education will render him more efficient as a young officer than half of the appointment that have been made in the present army." Enlisted February 14, 1862 at Leesburg for 1 year as Pvt, Capt R.M. Anderson's Company Va Light Artillery (1st Company Richmond Howitzers) (bounty). Discharged for promotion late 1862. Appointed 1st Lt and Adjutant, 56th Va November 26, 1862. In hospital (Richmond) Juy 1863 ("Scorbutis # Scabies"). Wounded in action (lungs) August 25, 1864 at Howlett's. In November 1864 medical board found him unfit for field duty for 5 months. Per own request, attached November 12, 1864 to staff of Brig Gen W.M. Gardner, commanding post of Richmond, as assistant to the Assistant Inspector General. Paroled at Richmond April 22, 1865. Post War Career: Teacher, physician. Medical Doctor. Medical College of Virginia 1871. Died- 1923.
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