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Charles NorvellRoster ID 387
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1854|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Charles Norvell, Class of 1854: Genealogy: Born- Sept 28, 1835 in Lynchburg, Va. Father- Lorenzo Norvell of Amherst Co. Va.; Mother- Lucy Harrison of Lynchburg, Va. Pat. Grandfather- Reuben Norvell; Pat. Grandfather- Mary King, both of Amherst Co. Va. Mat. Grandfather- Samuel Harrison; Mat. Grandmother- Sarah Burton, both of Lynchburg, Va. Married- Fannie Field, daughter of Hon. Richard H. Field of Culpeper, Va. in 1868. Children- 1- Philip Field Norvell moved to Pittsburg, Pa.; 2- Lorenzo Norvell who moved to St. Louis, Mo.; 3- Frank Lee Norvell, who moved to Winston- Salem, NC; 4- Richard Field Norvell, who moved to Pittsburg, Pa.; 5- John Barbour Norvell, died young; 6- Edward Barbour Owen Norvell, who moved to Winston-Salem, NC. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 9, 1850; Resigned Nov. 28, 1850. Attended University of Va. 1854-56. Civil War Record: Enlisted May 13, 1861 at Lynchburg, as Private in Co. B 2nd Va. Cavalry; Promoted to 2nd Liuet. Co. G. 14th Va. Cavalry in fall of 1862; Wounded in action and captured near Winchester June 12, 1863; Held at Johnson's Island, Ohio; Released Feb. 2, 1865. Careers: Lawyer; Editor; Practiced Law for 20 years in Lynchburg, after the Civil War; Edited the Campbell Co. Record and served as Magistrate of his district until his death. Died- Sept. 21, 1900 in Evington, buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg.|