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John Doak LilleyRoster ID 1684
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Doak Lilley, Class of 1864: Born- September 5, 1841. Matriculated from Staunton, Va. Volunteer guard at J. Brown hanging in 1859. At VMI 1 year. Military Record: Drill Master, Richmond spring 1861. Entered service July 23, 1861 at Staunton for 1 year as 1st Lt, Court House, 52nd Virginia. Elected Captain November 1861. Re-elected at May 1862 re-organization. Wounded in Action (left thigh and arm) August 29, 1862 at Second Manassas. Detailed as enrolling officer in Rockbridge County until September 1863. While there took part in funeral of Lt Gen T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Appointed Major February 11, 1864 (date of rank December 19, 1863). Wounded in action at Spotsylvania (left arm and leg; right hand) May 19, 1864. Frequently on court martial duty. Arm crushed Octobber 28, 1864 while working on fortifications. Appointed Lt Col December 6, 1864 (date of rank May 30). Often commanded brigade late 1864. Wounded in action near Hatcher's Run Febbruary 8, 1865. Paroled at Staunton May 23, 1865. Post War Career: Surveyor, road commissioner, school board member, Augusta County. Farmer; public official. Col, Va militia. Married Anna Smith. 5'9", light complexion, blue eyes, light hair. Died- Greenville, Va June 13, 1913. Buried Presbyterian Church there.|