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Charles James FaulknerRoster ID 2876
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Charles James Faulkner, Jr., Class of 1867: New Market Cadet, Private, Co. B. Genealogy: Born- September 21, 1847 in Martinsburg, W. Va. Father- Charles James Faulkner; Mother- Mary Wagner Boyd. Pat. Grandfather- Major James Faulkner; Pat. Grandmother- Ann Mackey. Mat. Grandfather- General Elisha Boyd; Mat. Grandmother- Anne Holmes. Married- 1st: Sallie Winn, November 6, 1869; 2nd: Virginia Fairfax Whiting, January 3, 1894. Children- 1st marraige: 1st: Charles Pierce Faulkner, VMI 1893; 2nd: Jane Winn; 3rd: Mary Boyd; 4th: Charles James Faulkner; 5th: Sallie Winn. 2nd marraige: Whiting Carlyle Faulkner. Matriculated to VMI from Martinsburg, West Virginia. At VMI 2 years, 3 months. Pre War: studied in France and Switzerland 1859-60 (father US minister to France). Military Record: entered VMI Sep. 1, 1862; served as a Private with Company B, VMI Corps of Cadets, at the Battle of New Market where he claimed to have captured 23 Union soldiers; Volunteer aide-de-camp to Major General J.C. Breckinridge during the summer of 1864; left VMI Jan. 10, 1865; Volunteer aide-de-camp on staff of Brigadier General Henry A. Wise when paroled at Appomattox. Post War Career: at the University of Virginia 1867-68; admitted to the Bar in September, 1868; returned to University of Virginia 1868-70 to graduate; elected Circuit Court judge and represented West Virginia in the United States Senate 1887-99; chaired Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 1894 and 1896; leader in opposing Blair Bill; served 1898 on British-US commission to settle US-Canadian problems; member of committee to erect Confederate Monument in Arlington National Cemetery. Died- Martinsburg, West Virginia in "Boydville," the family estate, in the room where he was born; buried in Norbourne Cemetery, Marinsburg, West Virginia.|