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William Hickman SpillerRoster ID 3019
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Hickman Spiller, Class of 1867. New Market Cadet. Genealogy: Born- April 4, 1847 in Wytheville, Va. Father- William Hickman Spiller; Mother- Susan Crockett. Pat. Grandfather- James Spiller; Pat. Grandmother- Catherine Markham. Mat. Grandfather- Joseph Crockett; Mat. Grandmother- Susan Montgomery. Married- Cynthia McComas Boyd of Giles Co. Va. on Nov. 23, 1870. Children- 1- William N. Spiller; 2- Thomas Boyd Spiller; 3- Sue Montgomery Spiller; 4- Robert Kent Spiller; 5- Minnie Milton Spiller; 6- Frank Markham Spiller; 7- Stuart Magruder Spiller; 8- Josephine Preston Spiller; 9- Donald Douglas Spiller; 10- Ernest McComas Spiller; 11- Edwin Bright Spiller. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 28, 1862; Dismissed Jan. 27, 1865 for going A.W.O.L.; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1867 for his participation in the Battle of New Market. Military Record: Private in Co. A of the VMI Corps of Cadets during the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864; served with the Corps of Cadets in the trenches in Richmond, Va. until the fall of 1864; went A.W.O.L. from VMI Jan. 27, 1865; unofficial source says he served with the "King Battery" (Capt. W. King's Artillery Co. of Va. Local Defense Troops), but no official record of post VMI service found. Careers: Merchant. Died- April 27, 1918 in Roanoke, Va.|