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Charles Copland WightRoster ID 1112
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1862|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Charles Copland Wight, Class of 1862: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 24, 1841 in Richmond, Va. Father- John Wight; Mother- Margaret Brown. No information on grandparents. Married- Juliet Fauntleroy, daughter of Thomas Fauntleroy of Middlesex Co. Va. Children- 1- Mary Copland Wight; 2- Fauntleroy Corban Wight. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 24, 1858; Graduated Dec. 6, 1861 standing 3rd in a class of 35. Civil War Record: Left on guard at VMI in April, 1861; escorted ammunition train to Harper's Ferry and then became Drill Master there; unofficial source says wounded in action during the 1st Manassas while serving with the 13th Va. Infantry; Appointed Adjutant of the 58th Va. Infantry Oct., 1861; Captured near Winchester July 20, 1864; Held at Camp Chase, Oh.; Sent for exchange March 2, 1865; Signed parole in Richmond, May 15, 1865. Careers: Teacher; school official; taught at Rappahannock and Orange Cos.; Principal of grammar school in Baltimore, Md.; Elected Prof. of History and English Literature at Baltimore City College, 1875. Died- June 25, 1897.|