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Name:George Spiller
Affiliation:Class of 1866
Biography & Genealogy:George Spiller, Class of 1866. New Market Cadet. Genealogy: Born- Dec. 5, 1845 in Nelson Co. Va. Father- James Madison Spiller; Mother- Caroline Kyle. Pat. Grandfather- George Spiller; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Spears. Mat. Grandfather- Barclay Kyle; Mat. Grandmother- Jane McDonald. Married- Belle Loring in 1879. Children- 1- Carrie Belle Spiller; 2- E. B. Spiller; 3- James Spiller; 4- Kyle Spiller; 5- William M. Spiller; 6- George Spiller; 7- Col. Hampden Spiller; 8- Major Oliver Spiller; 9- John L. Spiller. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 1, 1862; Graduated July 4, 1866 standing 9th in a class of 10. Military Record: Private in Co. A of the VMI Corps of Cadets in the Battle of New Market (May 15, 1864) where he was slightly wounded in action; promoted to Cadet Sgt. of Co. C March 1, 1865; served with the Corps of Cadets in the trenches in Richmond, Va. until April of 1865. Careers: Civil Engineer; in real estate and insurance business. Died- April 14, 1931 in Jacksboro, TX. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery there.