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John Alexander MarksRoster ID 383
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1854|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Alexander Marks, Class of 1854: Born- Nov. 22, 1832 in Burleigh, Prince George Co. Va. Father- Edward Archer Marks; Mother- Eliza Bryant . Pat. Grandfather- Edward Marks; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Harrison . Mat. Grandfather- Thomas B. Bryant; Mat. Grandmother- Sallie W. [maiden name unknown]. Married- Rosa A. Booth, daughter of Walter Booth of Surry Co. Va. Dec. 15, 1857. Children- (3 sons- names unknown; 3 daughters). 1- Juliette P. Marks Boykin, who married H.M. Boykin; 2- E. Florence Vandeventer, who married R.L. Vandeventer; 3- Rosa B. Marks, married, but husband's name unknown.. Entered VMI- Aug. 2, 1850; Graduated July 4, 1854 standing 12 in a class of 14. Civil War Service- Enlisted Apr. 20, 1861 in Co. F of the 5th Va. Cavalry; Unit attachted to 4th NC Regiment and ten assigned to the 16th Va. Cavalry Battalion which later became the 13th Va. Cavalry; Appointed 1st Lieut. July 1, 1861; Elected Captain April 29, 1862; On detached service much of 1862-63; Wounded in Action June 9, 1863 at Beverly's Ford; Retired by Medical Board July 19, 1864; Assigned to duty with commandant of conscripts for Va. July 22, 1864; Re-examined by Medical Board and Honorably retired Jan. 1865. Careers- Farmer; Merchant; Salesman. Moved from Petersburg to Richmond, Va. in 1876. Died- June 4, 1895.|