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James Edward OrrRoster ID 1411
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Edward Orr, Class of 1863: Born- August 14, 1842. Matriculated from Petersburg, Va. At VMI 10 1/2 months. Military Record: Enlisted May 7 (or 6), 1861 at Petersburg as Private, Company C, 12th Virginia. Sick in hospital September 1861. Pay stopped by regimental court martial October 1861. Wounded in Action August 30, 1862 at Second Manassas. Absent wounded through 1863. Wounded in action June 22, 1864 at Petersburg (Wilcox Farm). On list of paroled POWs in Richmond April-May 1865. Unofficial source says also Wounded in Action at Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Hatcher's Run. Post War Career: Tobacconist. Died- June 21, 1924 in Petersburg.|