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Name:Edward Lewis Fant
Affiliation:Class of 1856
Biography & Genealogy:Edward Lewis Fant, Class of 1856: Genealogy: Born- 1836, in Baltimore Md. Father- Edward Lewis Chandler Fant; Mother- Mary Ann Flaherty. Grandparents- unknown. Married- name unknown; one son who died young. Matriculated to VMI from Warrenton, VA. At VMI 3 years. Military Record: entered service on July 30, 1861; elected 2d Lieutenant, Company K, 8th Virginia on Apr. 26, 1862; Killed in Action at Battle of Gaines Mill. Died- June 27, 1862 at the Battle of Gaines Mill.