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James William McCorkleRoster ID 2954
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James William McCorkle, Class of 1867. New Market Cadet. Born: Feb. 13, 1841 at Fairfield, Rockbridge Co. Va. Father- Samuel R. McCorkle; Mother- Mary Ann Snyder. No information about Pat. Grandparents. Mat. Grandfather- John Snyder; Mat. Grandmother- Barbara [maiden name unknown]. Married- Annie E. Frazier, daughter of James P. Frazier. Children- 1 daughter, Mrs. Gooch Vaught [given name unknown]. Entered VMI- Dec. 12, 1862; Resigned- Feb. 18, 1865 because he was appointed 1st Lt. of Co. E. 8th C.S. Battalion; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1867 Jan. 16, 1875. Civil War Service- Enlisted May 18, 1861 as private (later made Sgt.) in 9th Va. Battalion; his company merged with the 25th Va. Regt. and he was made 2nd Lt.; Wounded in Action Aug. 30, 1862 in the Second Battle at Manassas; Resigned from service to enter VMI Oct. 29, 1862; Took part in the Battle of New Market as Private in Co. B of the Corps of Cadets but served with the Artillery Detachment; Re-Joined the Service Feb. 18, 1865; Appointed 1st Lt. of Co. E. 8th C.S. Battalion; Captured April 12, 1865 at Salisbury, N.C.; Paroled June 11, 1865. Career- Merchant. Died- Oct. 27, 1914 in Roanoke, Va.|