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Name:Alfred Willoughby Clopton
Affiliation:Class of 1863
Biography & Genealogy:Alfred Willoughby Clopton, Class of 1863: Born- Unknown. Matriculated from Richmond, VA. At VMI for 1 year (entered as a sophomore). Military Record: In trouble at VMI for playing cards. Drillmaster in Richmond during the spring of 1861 and then with the 12th North Carolina. Paid $33.33 per month as a drillmaster. Unofficial source says also Adjutant 12th North Carolina. Discharged as a drillmaster 28 November 1861. Enlisted 5 March 1862 at Richmond as a Pvt, Company I, 4th Virginia Cavalry. AWOL July through August 1862. Transferred to Company E, 1 March 1863. In hospital (in Richmond, VA) 20 November 1863 to 14 January 1864 (had syphilis). Admitted to hospital (in Richmond, VA) 24 August 1864 for a fever. Died- 9 September 1864 in Richmond, VA.