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Walter Gwynne FordRoster ID 2697
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1866|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Walter Gwynne Ford, Class of 1866: Born- Aug. 6, 1845. Matriculated from Hicksford (now Emporia), VA. At VMI 2 years, 2 months (repeated 4th class year). Military Record: resigned from VMI on Oct. 24, 1863 and enlisted on May 1, 1864 at Garysburg for 3 years or duration of war as a Private, Company I, 24th Virginia Cavalry; Sep-Oct 1864 rolls show him absent "on dead line with horses;" on undated list of paroled POWs. Post War Career: public official; railroader; lumber manufacturer; revenue collector in Southampton County; lived in North Carolina. Died- Jan. 12, 1918 in Portsmouth, VA.|