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James Fitzgerald ForbesRoster ID 160
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1850|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Fitzgerald Forbes, Class of 1850: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 1829. Father- Murray Forbes; Mother- Sally Innis Thornton. Pat. Grandfather- David Forbes; Pat. Grandmother- Margaret Stirling. Mat. Grandfather- Francis Thornton; Mat. Grandmother- Sally Innis. Never married, no children. Matriculated to VMI from Falmouth, VA. At VMI 4 months, having entered as a 3d classman (sophomore). Military Record: Enlisted at Fredericksburg on March 13, 1862 for war as a Private, Company M, 55th Virginia (Company F, 5th Alabama Battalion to June 10, 1862); transferred on May 1, 1862 to Company A, 9th Virginia Cavalry; appointed regimental Assistant Quartermaster on Oct. 24, 1862; on staff of Major General (later Lieutenant General) A.P. Hill and apparently served as Aide-de-Camp to Lieutenant General T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson when he was Mortally Wounded in Action on May 2, 1863 at Chancellorsville by the same volley that struck down Jackson. Died- May, 1863 after being Mortallly Wounded in Action at the Battle of Chancellorsville; Buried in Fredericksburg (near south side of General Washington Inn on Bridgewater Street,|