Historical Rosters Database

Search | Browse by Name | Browse by Class

Details for Roster ID 2384

This is a summary. Contact the Archives for additional biographical information.

Name:Christopher Melville Etheredge
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:Christopher Melville Etheredge, Class of 1865: New Market Cadet; Sergeant, Co. D. Genealogy: Born- October 16, 1844 in Princess Anne County, Va. Father- Christopher Etheredge; Mother- Frances Latimer Hunter. Pat. Grandfather- Christopher Etheredge; Pat. Grandmother- Mary (last name unknown). Mat. Grandfather- Jacob Hunter; Mat. Grandmother- Polly (last name unknown). Married- Mary Washington. Children- 1st: Melville Riddick Etheredge; 2nd: Frank Hunter Etheredge; 3rd: Mary Rose; 4th: Frances Marion Etheredge; 5th: Leoline Catherine Etheredge; 6th: Laura Frazier. Matriculated to VMI from Kempsville, VA. At VMI 4 years. Military Record: Entered VMI Jan. 6, 1862; served as a Sergeant with Company D, VMI Corps of Cadets, at the Battle of New Market; held post in the Confederate States Trerasury Department in August, 1864 during Corps furlough; fought with VMI Corps of Cadets in Richmond trenches until it disbanded on Apr. 2, 1865; on May 18, 1865 list of Prisioners of War in Richmond as a Cadet 2d Lieutenant. Post War Career: Teacher; Insurance; City Treasurer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Died- Dec. 29, 1916 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Photograph:No digital image available