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John Frederick EffingerRoster ID 2692
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1866|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Frederick Effinger, Class of 1866: Born- May 13, 1846. Matriculated from Harrisonburg At VMI 3 months over 2 years (March 19-May 26, 1862, having been dismissed for general neglect and disorderly conduct; reinstated on July 19, 1862, but resigned Aug. 18, 1862 for "reasons satisfactory to the Superintendent." Military Record: According to an unofficial source, he ran off and joined Colonel J.S. Mosby's Regiment of Virginia Cavalry (43d Battalion, Virginia Cavalry) and then at his father's request was transferred to be orderly for Brigadier General J.W. Echols (VMI Class of 1843); same souce indicates that he refused to clean Echols' boots, ran off, and joined infantry; bad health led to his transfer to cavalry and eventually back to Echols' staff; official records show that he was eleced 2d Lieutenant, Company G, 23d Virginia Battalion on either May 2, 9, or 20, 1864; Wounded in Action (no location or date given but probably during September, 1864); spent Sep.-Oct. 1864 in a Harrisonburg hospital; reccomended for light duty by medical board in Oct., 1864; Late 1864-early 1865 rolls show him on duty with Echols; paroled at Staunton on May 16, 1865 as 2d Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp to Echols. Post War Career: at the University of Virginia 1867-68; at Washington College 1869; worked as a lawyer and coal operator. Died- ca. 1932 in New York, New York.|