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Anderson Clay TomsRoster ID 3040
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Anderson Clay Toms, Class of 1867. New Market Cadet (left on guard at VMI). He matriculated at VMI on 21 Apr 1864 from Norfolk, Virginia, as a fourth classman in the Class of 1864. Three weeks later, as the corps prepared for the New Market Campaign, he was a cadet private in Company "C," VMI Cadet Battalion. Toms, however, was one of the cadets left to guard the Lexington arsenal and did not fight in the battle. He remained in the corps until it was disbanded in Apr 1865 with the evacuation of Richmond. He was later declared an honorary VMI graduate for his participation in the New Market Corps. Genealogy: Born- March 12, 1848, at Norfolk, Va. Parents- Anderson C. C. Toms of Perquimans County, North Carolina, and Mary Eliza Ramsay of Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Pat. Grandfather- Benjamin Toms; Pat. Grandmother- Martha Wilson. Mat. Grandfather- Dr. Richard Henry Ramsay; Mat. Grandmother- Jacamine Hunter Boush. Never Married, no children. Careers: Transportation Service. Died- August, 1867, of yellow fever in Galveston, Tx. Place of burial not known.|