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Name:James Dandridge Hunter
Affiliation:Class of 1864
Biography & Genealogy:Hunter James Dandridge, Class of 1864-MS: Born- March 3, 1844. Matriculated from Lloyds, Va. At VMI 2 months over years. Son of Va and CS politician R.M.T. Hunter Military Career: Enlisted March 18, 1862 at Urbana as Private, Company F, 9th Va Cavalry. July-August 1862 roll shows absent sick, never joined regiment. Appointed Cadet Reserve Army Confederate States from 1st District of Va (apparently at father's urging) July 25, 1862. Detailed to duty with Quarter Master at Hanover Court House (much to the disgust of such worthies as J.E.B. Stuart and R.E. Lee). Appointed 1st Lt October 1, 1863 (date of rank September 10) and assigned as Aide-de-Camp to Brig Gen (later Maj Gen) L.L. Lomax. He seems, however to have served on staffs of Brig Gen (later Maj Gen) W.H.F. Lee and Col W.P. Smith. This last assignemt put him with the engineers, and in Septembebr 1864 he was with Engineer Bureau at Wolf Trap Station (Richmond & Danville Station). Paroled at Ashlund April 27, 1865. Post war: Civil and mining engineer. Died- December 12, 1915 in Anniston, Al.
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