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William Richard HammetRoster ID 1667
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Richard Hammet, Class of 1864: Genealogy: Born- Jan. 13, 1843 in Montgomery Co. Va. Father- Col. Edward Hammet; Mother- Clementine Venable Craig. Pat. Grandfather- Richard Hammet; Pat. Grandmother- Isabella Norwood. Mat. Grandfather- Captain James Craig; Mat. Grandmother- Anna Montgomery. Never married. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 29, 1860; Suspended Jan. 27, 1862 for dueling charge, the first blemish on his record; Dismissed Feb. 14, 1862 after his duel case was referred to the Superintendent. Military Record: Left on guard at VMI when the Corps of Cadets were stationed in Richmond in Apr. 1861; Enlised Sept. 1, 1862 at Montgomery Co. as Private in Co. F, 25th Va. Cavalry; His horse was valued at $175; Appointed 1st Lieut. Sept. 15, 1862; Promoted to Capt. Aug. 1, 1863; Listed as "present under arrest" on most extant rolls after April 1864. Captured in Montgomery Co. April 5, 1865; Held at Camp Chase, Oh. Died- June 30, 1865 from pnemonia while in military prison.|