Historical Rosters Database
James Harvie DewRoster ID 2297
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864MS|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Harvie Dew, Class of 1864MS: Born- Oct. 18, 1843. Matriculated from New Town, VA. At VMI 2 weeks. Military Record: According to an unofficial source, he served as a Drillmaster in camp at Gloucester Point; enlisted Dec. 18, 1861 at King and Queen Court House as a Private with Company A, 9th Virginia Militia; promoted to Sergeant on Dec. 29, 1861; later promoted to Sergeant Major on an unknown date; transferred (as Private) to Company H, 9th Virginia Cavalry on Feb. 20, 1862; July-Oct. 1862 paid for extra duty as teamster; absent from duty due to illness Nov.-Dec. 1862; Horse Killed in Action at Brandy Station and, according to an unofficial source, Dew himself was slightly Wounded in Action as well; Transferred to 2d Company in Captain J.F. Milligan's Independent Signal Corps; no further records found. Post War Career: at University of Virginia 1865-67; further study at City Hospital in New York City; member of the Southern Society of New York; surgeon; teacher; father owned (among other properties) Malvern Hill; nephew of prominent antebellum intellectual T.R. Dew. Some records spell middle name "Harvey."|