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Name:Richard J. Fletcher
Affiliation:Class of 1856
Biography & Genealogy:Richard J. Fletcher, Class of 1856: Genealogy: Born- 1834, in Uniontown, Alabama. Father- Matthew Fletcher; Mother- Harriet Scott. Pat. Grandparents- unknown. Mat. Grandfather- James Scott; Mat. Grandmother- Martha Pegram. Married the daughter of a Staunton, Va. physician (name unknown); they had two daughters. Matriculated to VMI from Hicksford (now Emporia), VA. At VMI 2 years. Military Record: Entered service for war on July 11, 1861 in Washington County, Alabama as a Captain with Company E, 11th Alabama; appointed Major Apr. 29, 1863 (Date of Rank Sep. 11, 1862); Wounded in Action at Gettysburg (lost right leg); applied in the Spring of 1864 for post duty at Staunton; found unfit for field duty by medical board in August, 1864; retired to Invalid Corps on Sep. 17, 1864 Post War Career: Teacher. Died- ca. 1895 in California.
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