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Eugene Fauntleroy CordellRoster ID 2290
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864MS|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Eugene Fauntleroy Cordell, Class of 1864 Military-Science (MS). Genealogy: Born at Charles Town, West Virginia on 25 June 1843; father- Dr. L. C. Cordell; mother- Christine Turner; paternal grandfather- Pressley Cordell, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and Mayor of Leesburg, Virginia. VMI Record: Prior to entering VMI he attended a private academy in Charles Town and attended Episcopal High School (Alexandria, VA). He entered VMI on 14 June 1861, as part of a special class that received only military training in preparation for joining the Confederate Army; he resigned approximately three weeks later, on July 5, 1861, to serve as a drillmaster. Civil War record: During the summer and fall of 1861 he served as a drillmaster for the 60th Virginia Infantry (also known as the 3rd Regiment, Infantry, Wise's Legion); on 27 January 1862 he entered the Confederate Army and was appointed Sgt. Major of the 3rd Regt. of the same unit; appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, on 28 July 1863; acting Regimental Adjutant, Spring 1863; detailed as brigade Acting Asst. Adjutant General 28 May 1864; Wounded in action (in left leg) at Third Winchester; captured 2 March 1865 at Waynesboro, VA; held at Ft. Delaware, DE; released 17 June 1865. Postwar career: physician, faculty member, and medical historiographer at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Marriage: Louisa Tazewell Southall, on 17 September 1873. Children: 1- Eugene Fauntleroy, Jr., b. 1875; 2- Martha Cordell, b. 1880, married Dr. John George Jeffers. 3- Littleton Tazewell, b. 1882; Death: In Baltimore, MD. 27 August 1913|