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Thomas Vaden BrookeRoster ID 1560
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Thomas Vaden Brooke, Class of 1864. (Name "Brooks" in some records) Born- 1 December 1844. Matriculated from Richmond, VA. At VMI 1 year and 11 months. Entered VMI 24 July 1860. Military Record: Drillmaster in Richmond, spring. Enlisted 23 May 1861 at Manassas for 1 year as Pvt, Compnay D, 1st Virginia Artillery (Capt B.H. Smith's Company, Virginia Artillery, 3rd Company Richmond Howitzers). Returned to VMI early 1862. With Corps in McDowell Campaign. Left VMI 27 May 1862. Rejoined 3rd Company Richmond Howitzers 11 June 1862. He was a Cpl and was elected to, but declined position as, 1st Lt, Company E, 21st Virginia in September 1863. Paroled at Appomattox. Post War Career: Unofficial source says he attended MCV. Physician ("one of the few remaining doctors of the old school"). He was a Mason. Next to last survivor of the Corps that marched off with Professor (later Lt Gen) T.J. Jackson in April 1861. Died- 12 March 1933.|