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Hiram Cheatwood BurksRoster ID 613
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1857|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Hiram Cheatwood Burks, Class of 1857: Genealogy: Born- July 15, 1836 in Bedford Co. Va. Father- Martin P. Burks; Mother- Louisa Spinner. No information on grandparents. Married- Charlotte Sale, daughter of Rev. Nelson Sale of Bedford Co. Va. on March 25, 1857. Children- 1- Annie Burks; 2- Lucy Burks; 3- Sallie Burks; 4- Jesse Burks; 5- Channing Burks; 6- Nelson Burks; 7- Fannie Burks 8- Virginia Burks. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Entered Aug. 3, 1853; Dismissed Jan. 30, 1855 for excessive demerits. Civil War Record: Enlisted May 28, 1861 at Forest Depot as Private in Co. G. 2nd Va. Cavalry; Elected 2nd Lieut. April 24, 1862 but not promoted until Sept. 13, 1862; Promoted to 1st Lieut. May 8, 1863; Captured Jun. 30, 1863 at Westminister, Md.; Held at Point Lookout, Md; then Ft. Delaware; then Johnson's Island, Oh.; Released on oath Jun. 12, 1865. Careers: Farmer. Died- April 3, 1903.|