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Name:Euclid Borland Jr.
Affiliation:Class of 1864MS
Biography & Genealogy:Euclid Borland, Jr. Class of 1864MS. Born- 7 February 1844 in Marshall County, MS. Matriculated from Plaquemines Parish, LA. At VMI 6 weeks. Military Record: Enlisted on 2 August (some records show 21 August) 1861 at Bethlehem Church for one year as Sgt, Company E, 6th Virginia. Color Sgt 1862. Especially distinguished for gallantry at Malvern Hill and Second Manassas (Wounded in action in both battles and four other times). Promoted to 2nd Lt for "gallant and distinguished service" on 16 June 1863. Unofficial source says he captured the flag of the 7th New Jersey on 22 June 1864. Paroled at Appomattox. Post War Career: Sugar planter; Cotton merchant; Public official. Helped re-establish Democrat rule in Louisiana in the 1870s. On the Board of Directors for the R.E. Lee Monumental Association of New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1880s. In the late 1880s he was a representative of the Orleans Parish in the Louisiana House of Representatives. He was the City Treasurer of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1896. Died- September 1896 in Norfolk, VA. He is buried in Mefreesboro, TN.
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