Historical Rosters Database
James William GlennRoster ID 423
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1851|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James William Glenn, Class of 1851: Born- Jan. 10, 1832 at Glenn Burnie near Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co. Va. (now W.Va.). Father- J. L. Glenn; Mother- Ruth Burns. Pat. Grandfather- William Glenn; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Lowry. Mat. Grandfather- John Burns; Mat. Grandmother- Fannie Southwood. He was married and had children but we have no records of their names. Entered VMI- Sept. 23, 1847; Resigned- Jan. 29, 1849. (Attended an Agricultural School near Germantown, Penn. and went into farming at age 19). Civil War Service- Enlisted Jun. 26, 1861 as Private in Capt. J. Anderson's Co. of 7th Va. Cavalry (which later became Co. A of 12th Va. Cavalry) Elected 1st Lieut. Oct. 29, 1861. Resigned Jan. 12, 1863 for health reasons, but was arrested anyway by Federal Troops and held for four months at Ft. Delaware. After being released returned home and did not go back into Confederate Service. Documents state his reasons for not returning to his Regt. were bad health and also because his wife was "a most decided and unqualified union lady and uncompromisingly loyal to the Federal Government." Post War Career- Farmer in Shenandoah Junction W.Va. Died- Nov. 27, 1907.|