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Name:Andrew Jackson Piercy
Affiliation:Class of 1854
Biography & Genealogy:Andrew Jackson Piercy, Class of 1854: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 4, 1828 at Asbury, Greenbrier Co. Va. Father- John Piercy; Mother- Mary Campbell. Pat. Grandfather- John Piercy. No information on other grandparents. Married- Mary Susan Marquess, daughter of Thomas Marquess. Children- 1- George H. Piercy; 2- Marquess D. Piercy; 3- Beulah V. Piercy; 4- Ada L. Piercy; 5- Ida L. Piercy. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 17, 1850; Resigned Nov. 30, 1850; total cadetship approximately 2 1/2 months. Occupation: Farmer before and after Civil War; sometime before war went to Jasper County, Missouri. Military Record: Lt. Col., 8th Div., Missouri State Guard for 6 months; praised for "cool bravery" at Pea Ridge; Sent to MO by Brig. Gen. J. S. Rains to recruit. In late 1862 enlisted as Private, Col. S. D. Jackman's Regiment, MO Cavalry (unit also designated at various time the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 14th, 15th, and 16th Missouri Cavalry); shot in Newton Co., MO while en route to rejoin regiment; returned home and captured there April 1, 1863; held at Springfield and St. Louis MO until sent to City Point, VA for exchange on July 23, 1863; commissioned Major and returned to Trans-Mississippi to join 1st Battln MO Cavalry (1st Indian Brigade); name often appears as "Piercey" in military records. Death: April 11, 1913 in Hinton, Summers Co. West Virginia.
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