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Name:Gabriel Colvin Wharton
Affiliation:Class of 1847
Biography & Genealogy:Gabriel Wharton, Class of 1847. Born July 23,1824, Culpeper, Virginia. VMI record-- Enrolled at VMI on September 1, 1845; was graduated on July 5, 1847, standing 2nd in a class of 12 (distinguished graduate). Marriage-- Married Nannie Radford in 1863. One son, William. Pre-Civil War--Civil Engineer in west (Arizona and elsewhere). Civil War--Colonel, 51st Virginia Infantry Regiment; served in Floyd's western Virginia campaign; appointed Brigadier General Sept. 1863; commanded brigade guarding railroads in southwestern Virginia; fought at New Market, Cold Harbor, and in Valley campaign. Post-war-- Civil Engineer in southwestern Virginia; instrumental in building railroad in New River Valley; died May 11, 1906 at Radford, Virginia; buried Radford.
Additional Online Resources:VMI Civil War Generals-Wharton