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George William BreckinridgeRoster ID 2826
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||George William Breckinridge, Class of 1867: Genealogy: Born- May 25, 1847 in Fincastle, Botetourt Co. Va. Father- Capt. Cary Breckinridge; Mother- Emma Gilmer. Pat. Grandfather- Col. Cary Breckinridge; Pat. Grandmother- Ann Selden. Mat. Grandfather- Peachy Ridgway Gilmer; Mat. Grandmother- Mary Honse. Married- 1st- Annie Hamner; 2nd- Mrs. Lyllian St. Martin (a widow, maiden name unknown). Children- (From 1st Marriage) 1- Hunter G. Breckinridge; 2- Peyton C. Breckinridge; 3- Maurice A. Breckinridge; 4- Emma Walker Breckinridge, who became Mrs. Armstrong; 5- John Breckinridge; 6- Rosena Annie Breckinridge; 7- Rose Breckinridge, who became Mrs. Hamblin; 8- Julia Breckinridge, who became Mrs. Bowyer; (From 2nd Marriage) 9- Virginia Breckinridge; 10- Lyllian Breckinridge. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 29, 1863; Resigned Jan. 30, 1864 at his father's request. Military Record: Elected Captain of Co. E, 2nd Battalion, Va. Reserves ("Botetourt Reserves") on May 2, 1864; His company entered active service June 30, 1864; he is believed to have been the youngest Captain in Confederate Service. Careers: Lawyer; judge; public official; County Judge and Commissioner of Revenue; Represented Botetourt Co. in Va. House of Delegates in 1908. Died- April 13, 1911 in Fincastle, Va.|