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Name:Howe P. Cochran
Affiliation:Class of 1864MS
Biography & Genealogy:Howe P. Cochran, Class of 1864MS: Born- 22 September 1834. Matriculated from Charlottesville, VA. At VMI for 6 weeks. At UVA 1854-1858. Military Record: Only cadet to have been admitted when school authorities knew he was married (but not the Institute's only married cadet). Also oldest cadet at time of admission. Enlisted 18 July 1861 at Charlottesville for 1 year as a Sgt, Company H, 1st Virginia Artillery (Albemarle County; Capt C.F. Johnston's Company). Furnished substitute and discharged 27 May 1862. Applied 14 June 1862 for a position with engineers. Having passed exam, assigned 7 February 1863 to duty at Staunton as acting ordinance officer. Put in charge of ordinance stores at Charlottesville on 7 March 1863. On duty in Richmond July 1863. Ordered to Army of Northern Virginia 18 November 1863; assigned 5 December 1863 as ordinance officer to Brig Gen J. Pegram's brigade. Made Capt on 16 February 1864. Assigned 7 November 1864 as ordinance officer, Maj Gen G.E. Pickett's division. Paroled at Appomattox. Brother of Cochran, WLL (VMI class of 1864-MS). Post War Career: Teacher Died- 28 September 1892.
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