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Name:Thomas Junius Eppes
Affiliation:Class of 1849
Biography & Genealogy:Thomas Junius Eppes, Class of 1849: Genealogy: Born- ca. 1828, in Sussex Co., Va. Father- Thomas Eppes; Mother- Sarah Hunt. Pat. Grandparents: unknown. Mat. Grandfather- Thomas Hunt; Mat. Grandmother- Hannah (last name not known). Married: Martha Prince; no children. Matriculated to VMI from Sussex County. At VMI 1 year, having entered as a 3d Classman (sophomore). Pre War Record: Planter ("Woodyard" Plantation 1,850 acres in 1860). Military Record: organized Sussex Sharpshooters and became company's Captain; entered service on May 24, 1861 at Sussex Court House as Captain, Company A, 41st Virginia; injured (eye) during a training accident; did not seek re-election in May 1862; retired from service and seems to have taken no further part in the war. Post War Career: Planter. Died- October 1875.
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