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Thomas Flourney BarksdaleRoster ID 564
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1855|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Thomas Flourney Barksdale, Class of 1855. Born- Nov. 16, 1833 in Halifax Co. Va. Father- William Peter Barksdale; Mother- Elvira Henry Morton; Pat. Grandfather- Peter Barksdale; Pat. Grandmother-Elizabeth Wallington; Mat. Grandfather- William Booker Morton; Mat. Grandmother-Lucy Farish Flourney. Married- 1st- Julia Emma Neal, daughter of Armstead Neal and Eliza Ann Williams of Big Lick Roanoke Co. Va. 2nd- Nannie Couper, daughter of Col. Frederick Couper and Virginia Smith of Smithfield, Va. Children- (From 1st Marriage) 1- Mary Virginia Barksdale French who married J. Floyd French; 2- Maggie Flourney Barksdale Bell, who married C.B. Bell; 3- Edward Robert Barksdale; 4- Julian Neal Barksdale. (From 2nd Marriage) 5- Thomas Frederick Barksdale; 6- Nannie Cooper Barksdale; 7- Louise Henry Barksdale Baker, who married Gordon H. Baker. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 17, 1851; Graduated- July 4, 1855. Civil War Service- Enlisted Apr. 24, 1861 in Co. A of Maj. E.B. Montague's Battalion which later became Co. A of the 53rd Virginia Regt. Elected 2nd Lieut. Jun. 17, 1861. Released from Army May 5, 1862 after not being re-elected for his position; Re-enlisted Feb. 10, 1864 as Private in Co. D. of the 5th Virginia Cavalry. Wounded in action at Yellow Tavern (in right forearm and shoulder) In hospital for rest of 1864, granted indefinite furlough Jan. 1865. Careers- Teacher (before War); Lawyer; Judge in Salem, Va.; Real Estate Agent. Died- Feb. 8, 1902 in Roanoke, Va.|