Historical Rosters Database
William Alexander ObenchainRoster ID 199
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1862|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Alexander Obenchain. Class of 1862. Born April 27, 1841 at Buchanan, Botetourt Co., Virginia. Parents: Thomas Jefferson Obenchain and Elizabeth Ann Sweetland; entered VMI on July 18, 1859 as a member of the Class of 1862 and was graduated (1st in his class) in December 1861--this class was graduated early due to the war. Served in various capacities as an Engineer officer throughout the Civil War. Postwar career- educator. Taught at Pittsboro (NC) Military Academy, Western Military Acad. (New Castle, KY), University of Nashville, Ogden College. Married Eliza Hall Calvert of Bowling Green in 1885; issue: Margery, William A. Jr., Thoms H, Cecilia. Obenchain died August 17, 1916 at his home in Bowling Green, age 75.|