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James Minor BeckhamRoster ID 1266
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Minor Beckham, Class of 1863: Genealogy: Born- April 6, 1842 in Ashland, Culpeper Co. Va. Father- Coleman C. Beckham; Mother- Mary C. Beckham. Pat. Grandfather- Abner Beckham; Pat. Grandmother- (first name unknown) Thomas. Mat. Grandfather- James Beckham; Mat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Cochrane. Married- Julia M. Flannagan of Charlottesville, Va. on Sept. 5, 1866. Children- 1- Collins Beckham; 2- Stanley Beckham; 3- Mrs. George W. Settle (given name unknown); 4- Mrs. C. J. Yates (given name unknown); 5-Nannie V. Beckham; 6- Enid A. Beckham. VMI Record: Entered VMI- June 6, 1861 as 3rd Classman (Sophomore); Graduated July 3, 1863 ranking 3rd in a class of 10. Military Record: Drill Master for Co. C in Major C. R. Wheat's Louisiana Battalion in early 1861; left service to enter VMI; sought cadetship in the Army July, 1863; on July 27, 1863 applied for position in Engineers; Enlisted Dec. 7, 1863 at Richmond as Private in Co. D, 1st Confederate States Engineers; Promoted to Sergent; Appointed 2nd Lieut. Oct. 28, 1864; Paroled at Appomattox as Corporal. Careers: School official; Superintendent of Schools in Mitchells, Va. near Culpeper; Mason; Farmer. Died- July 21, 1925.|