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Alexander Hamilton LeftwichRoster ID 2935
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Alexander Hamilton Leftwich, Class of 1867. New Market Cadet. Genealogy: Born- Sept. 12, 1847 in Lynchburg, Va. Father- Augustine Leftwich; Mother- Elizabeth Williams Clark. Pat. Grandfather- Thomas Leftwich; Pat. Grandmother- Ginsie Stratton. Mat. Grandparents unknown. Married- Annie B. Shorter, daughter of Hon. Eli Shorter of Alabama. Children- 1- Mrs. Edwin Bennett Young [given name unknown]; 2- Mrs. T. J. Murphy [given name unknown]; 3- Mrs. Hanson Robinson [given name unknown]; 4- E. Shorter Leftwich; 5- Clem S. Leftwich. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 14, 1864; Resigned Jan. 21, 1865 to join C.S.A; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1867 on Jan. 16, 1875. Civil War Record: Fought with the VMI Corps of Cadets in the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864 as Private in Co. B; Enlisted in C.S.A Jan 14, 1865; at unknown date became 2nd Lieut. of Co. F. 8th C.S. Battalion. Unofficial source captured at Salisbury, NC but escaped and paroled at Hamburg, SC in spring of 1865. Careers: In Tobbacco business in Lynchburg, Va. and Baltimore, Md.; Built furnace and rolling mill; Operated gas works in Spartanburg, SC; Greensboro, NC; Baltimore, Md.; Knoxville and Bristol, TN. Died- Aug. 11, 1908 in Baltimore, Md. Buried at Presbyterian Cemetery in Lynchburg, Va.|