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Joseph Simmons GilliamRoster ID 1299
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Joseph S. Gilliam. Genealogy: Born- February 17, 1843, Sussex Co., VA. Father: Richard Norfleet Gilliam. Mother: Carolina Ida [maiden name unknown]. VMI Record: . Matriculated from Green Plains, Southampton Co., VA on August 20, 1859. Dismissed on January 24, 1860 for neglect of duties. Military Record: Entered service May 11, 1861 at Jerusalem for 1 year as 2nd Lt, Company G, 3rd Va. 1st Lt by late summer 1863. Often absent sick. Captured at Sayler's Creek April 6, 1865. Held at Old Capitol Prison, Washington DC,and Johnston's Island, Ohio. Released on oath June 18, 1865. 5'8 1/2", fair complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair.Marriage: To Beth Person of Newsom, Greensville Co., VA, in 1872; Issue: 3 daughters and one son (died 1905). Post-war Career: Farmer; revenue commissioner in Greensville County. Died: April 25, 1919 at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. Fenton D. Drewry, Virgilina, Halifax Co., Va. Buried Persons United Methodist Church cemetery in Drewryville,VA|