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Name:Edward Duke Yancey
Affiliation:Class of 1862
Biography & Genealogy:Edward Duke Yancey, Class of 1862: Genealogy: Born- Dec. 20, 1842 in Culpeper Co. Va. Father- Benjamin M. Yancey; Mother- Catherine J. Banks. Pat. Grandfather- Thomas Yancey; Pat. Grandmother- unknown. Mat. Grandfather- Dr. W. F. Banks; Mat. Grandmother- unknown. Never married; no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 25, 1859 as 3rd Classman (Sophomore); Graduated Dec. 6, 1861 standing 6th in a class of 35. Military Record: Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets stationed in Richmond, Va. in spring of 1861; Enlisted July 20, 1862 at Harrisonburg Co, Va. Private in Capt. J. W. Carter's Co. of Va. Horse Artillery, Chew's battery; promoted to Corporal Nov. 1, 1862; listed at Sergeant on April 1, 1864 roll; listed as 2nd Lieut. on April 30, 1864 roll. Careers: Lieut. Asst. Professor of Math and Tactics at VMI 1861-1863 (carried on VMI Faculty rolls a year after enlisting in the Confederate States Army); Teacher; Merchant after the War. Died- Feb. 19, 1922.