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Name:Edgar Burwell Montague
Affiliation:Class of 1855
Biography & Genealogy:Edgar Burwell Montague, Class of 1855: Genealogy: Born- Aug. 2, 1832 at Montagues' in Essex Co. Va. Father- Lewis Brooke Montague; Mother- Catherine Street Jesse. Pat. Grandfather- Lewis Montague; Pat. Grandmother- Catherine Brooke. Mat. Grandfather- John Jesse; Mat. Grandmother- Catherine Street. Married- Virginia Eubank, daughter of Joseph Clayton Eubank on Oct. 28, 1858. Children- 1- Annie Edloe Montague, born Aug. 9, 1859; 2- Fairfax Eubank Montague, born March 4, 1861; 3- Edgar Edmunds Montague, born Dec. 7, 1862. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Nov. 10, 1851; Dismissed for excess demerits July 9, 1853; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1855 on July 1, 1873. Graduated from William & Mary with a degree in Law 1856. Civil War Record: Appointed Major (Major E.B. Montague's Va. Battalion Infantry); Unit temporarily attached to 32rd Va. Infantry and on Nov. 9, 1861 combined with other units to form the 53rd Va. Infantry; Appointed Lt. Col. (of 53rd Va.) Dec. 1, 1861; Elected Col. (of 32rd. Va.) May 21, 1862; Sick with Typhoid Fever in late June, 1862; Absent on sick leave Dec. 1864; On Apr. 24, 1865 list of paroled POW's. Careers: Lawyer (before and after the War); Judge; Commonwealth Attorney for King and Queen Co. Va.; Merchant. Died- Feb. 21, 1885 at "Afton" in King and Queen Co. Va. Buried in Inglewood, Middlesex Co. Va.
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