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Name:James Zachariah McChesney
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:James Zachariah McChesney, Class of 1865: Born- March 7, 1843. Matricualted from Brownsburg, Va. At Washington College 1860-61. At VMI 1 year. Military Career: Left VMI July 1862. Enlisted as Private, Company F, 11th Virginia Cavalry (originally 17th Virginia Cavalry Battalion). At own request transferred June 13, 1863 to Company C, 14th Virginia Cavalry. In hospital (Winchester) fall 1864 (typhoid). Wounded in action early 1865 (sabre cut). Retired from service March 31, 1865. Paroled at Staunton May 1865. Post War Career: Married Lucy Johnson 1865. To Charleston, West Virginia 1871. Presbyterian. Mason. Died- Charleston, West Virginia January 25, 1922. Buried Spring Hill Cemetery there.