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Name:Joseph Blount Cherry
Affiliation:Class of 1860
Biography & Genealogy:Joseph Blount Cherry, Class of 1860: Born- ca. 1838. Matriculated from Norfolk, Va. At VMI 4 years. Military Record: Paid as Drill Master July-Sep. 1861. Appointed 1st Lt. and Adjutant of 8th NC, on Sep. 11, 1861. Submitted resignation "with the view of taking command of a company of Cavalry." On roll Sep. 1862, as Capt, Co. F, 4th NC Cavalry (59th State Troops). Mortally wounded in action March 29, 1865, near Petersburg, Va. Admitted to hospital there on April 1, 1865. Died- April 1, 1865. Buried in Petersburg, Va.
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