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Joseph Rowland EcholsRoster ID 2382
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1865|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Joseph Rowland Echols, Class of 1865: New Market Cadet; Sergeant, Co. D. Genealogy: Born- August 27, 1843 in Rockbridge County, Va. Father- Capt. Edward Echols; Mother- Elizabeth Patton Rowland. Pat. Grandfather- Joseph Echols; Pat. Grandmother- Eliza Frances Lambert. Mat. Grandfather- unknown. Married- Bessie V. (last name unknown) on October 2, 1873. Children- 1st: Mary Cabell; 2nd: Harriett Miller; 3rd: Joseph Rowland Echols, Jr.; 4th: Robert McCulloch Echols. Matriculated to VMI from Balcony Falls, VA. At VMI 3 1/2 years, entering as a 3d Classman (sophomore). Military Record: Served as a Sergeant with Company D, VMI Corps of Cadets, during the Battle of New Market; Wounded in Action at New Market (not reported); promoted to Cadet Lieutenant during the fall of 1864; in Richmond hospital Nov. 20-27, 1864; with Corps of Cadets in Richmond trenches until it disbanded on Apr. 2, 1865. Post War Career: Merchant, railroad contractor. Died- Sep. 9, 1889.|