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Peter Epes HarrisRoster ID 3196
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1869|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Peter Epes Harris, Class of 1869: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 2, 1848 in Wellville, Nottoway Co. Va. Father- Dr. William Jordan Harris; Mother- Mary Epes. Pat. Grandfather- James Madison Harris; Pat. Grandmother- Obedience Harris (first cousin of James). Mat. Grandfather- Peter Epes; Mat. Grandmother- Martha Oliver. Never married; no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 21, 1865; Graduated July 2, 1869 ranking 19th in a class of 23. Military Record: Served with VMI Corps of Cadets in the trenches in Richmond, Va. until the Corps disbanded on April 2, 1865; unofficial source says he then joined Capt. C.B. Griffin's Co. of Va. Light Artillery (Salem Flying Artillery); same source says he was captured at Sayler's Creek; no official record of such service found. Careers: Teacher; Manufacturer; Member of A.T.O. Fraternity. Died- Feb. 5, 1917 in Blackstone, Va.|