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Charles Thompson CorlingRoster ID 1393
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Charles Thompson Corling, Class of 1867. New Market Cadet. Genealogy: Born- Nov. 1, 1846 in Petersburg, Va. Father- Charles Corling; Mother- Minerva Spencer Thompson. Paternal grandparents: Charles Corling and Nancy Ann Pate of Petersburg, Virginia. Maternal grandparents: William B. Thompson and Prudence Mann of Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Married- Anna Maria (Nannie) MacCorkle, daughter of Capt. Samuel MacCorkle and Sarah Bonwell Perry of Lynchburg, Va. Children- 1- Mary Evelyn Corling; 2- Sallie Perry Corling; 3- Anna Blanche Corling; 4- Emily Adele Corling; 5- Susie Tazewell Corling Paxton, who married Robert Paxton; 6- Callie Warwick Corling Ross, who married William E. Ross; 7- Charles MacCorkle Corling. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Feb. 15, 1864; Resigned to enter C.S.A. Jan. 16, 1865; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1867 July 4, 1875. Civil War Service: Fought with Co. A of the VMI Corps of Cadets in the Battle of New Market May 15, 1864 and was wounded in action; served as Captain on staff of General Bushrod Johnson; paroled at Appomattox. Careers: Chief Clerk of Miller & Rhoads Department Store in Richmond, Va. Was a member of the Robert E. Lee Camp of Confederate Veterans and the Masonic Fraternity. Died: Nov. 20, 1911. Buried in his Confederate uniform at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va.|