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James Claytor LeftwichRoster ID 1396
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Claytor Leftwich, Class of 1863: Genealogy: Born- March 10, 1839 in Franklin Co. Va. Father- Alexander Leftwich; Mother- Sallie Smith. Pat. Grandfather- Thomas Leftwich; Pat. Grandmother- Ginsie Stratton. Mat. Grandfather- Samuel Smith; Mat. Grandmother- Sallie Ward. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- March 1, 1859; Resigned April 17, 1862 at his parents' request; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1863 on July 2, 1869. Civil War Record: Served as Drill Master while at VMI for the Corps of Cadets when they were stationed at Richmond in the Spring of 1861; enlisted at Campbell Co. Court House on June 9, 1862 as Private in Co. I, 2nd Va. Cavalry. Mortally wounded in action March 17, 1863 at Kelly's Ford. Died- June 10, 1863 at his brother's house in Bedford, Va.|