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James Blair GilmerRoster ID 2304
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1864MS|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Gilmer James Blair, Class of 1864-MS: Born- c1840. Matriculated from Charlottsville, Va. At UVA 1860-61. At VMI 6 weeks. Military Record: Enlisted April 29, 1862 for 2 years as Private, Capt B.Z. Price's Company Va Light Artillery (Capt G. W. Wooding's Company Va Light Artillery; Danville Artillery). Absent sick during spring 1862. Transferred August 4, 1862 to Capt A. Graham's Company Va Light Artillery (1st Rockbridge Artillery). In winter 1863-64 made and then withdrew application for transfer to engineers. On detached duty July 1864. In hospital (Charlottsville) September 1864. Paroled at Appomattox. Post War Career: At UVA 1866-67. To Waco, Tx 1875. Lawyer. Died- c1897 in Waco, Tx.|