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Milton RoussRoster ID 1419
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Milton Rouss, Class of 1863: (Some records show him having the middle initial "J." Geneaology: Born- Oct. 18, 1840 near Woodsboro, Fredericks Co. Md. Father- Peter H. Rouss; Mother- Belinda Baltull. Pat. Grandfather- John Rouss; Pat. Grandmother- Mary S. Hoke. Mat. Grandfather- Charles Baltull; Mat. Grandmother- unknown. Married- 1st- Mary C. Osburn, daughter of Logan Osburn; 2nd- Mary Lyne Wilson, daughter of Hon. William L. Wilson. Children- George William Rouss (from first marriage). VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 5, 1859; Left after two years to join Confederate Army; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1863 on July 2, 1869. Civil War Record: Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets in early spring of 1861; Temporarily assigned to 7th Va. Cavalry as Acting Lieut. in Capt. R.W. Baylor's Co. June- Aug. 1861; Acting 2nd Lieut. in Capt. W.W. Hardwicke's Co. of the Va. Light Artillery July- Sept. 1861; In fall 1861 helped raise and served as Lieut. with Capt. J.W. Carter's Co. of the Va. Horse Artillery; Appointed 1st Lieut. of Co. B, 12th Va. Cavalry Feb. 1, 1862; Wounded in action and captured Sept. 13, 1862 near Charles Town (W. Va.) Paroled and exchanged Nov. 8, 1862; Captured again at Brandy Station and held at Johnson's Island, OH; Listed as Prisoner of War until April, 1864. No further records found. Paroled May 6, 1865 at Charles Town, W.Va. Careers: Merchant; farmer; horsebreeder; dealer in fruit and fine horses. Was living in Kabletown, W. Va. in 1915. Died- Aug. 31, 1922 at "Shannon Park" near Charles Town, W. Va.|