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Name:Joseph Peter Gilliam
Affiliation:Class of 1857
Biography & Genealogy:Joseph Peter Gilliam, Class of 1857: Genealogy: Born- Feb. 22, 1836 in Dinwiddie Co. Va. Father- John W. Gilliam; Mother- Mary E. C. Goodwyn. Pat. Grandfather- Samuel William Gilliam. Mat. Grandfather- Col. Joseph Goodwyn (a Col. in the War of 1812). No information on grandmothers. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 30, 1852; Jan. 13, 1855- Dismissed for neglect of duties and insubordination. Later attended University of Va. 1855-56 and Medical College of Va. 1857. Civil War Record: Enlisted Sept. 2, 1861 as 1st Lieut. in Capt. B. J. Epes's Co. Va. Heavy Artillery; later promoted to Captain; captured at Paynesville April 3, 1865; Held at Johnson's Island, Ohio until released on oath June 18, 1865. Careers: Farmer; physician; Treasurer of Chesterfield Co. Va. 1882-1912. Died- March 17, 1912 at home near Winterpock, Va. Buried at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Va.
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