Historical Rosters Database
James Randall KentRoster ID 750
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Randall Kent, Class of 1860: Born- Aug. 15, 1838 in Pulaski Co. Va. Father- David F. Kent; Mother- Elizabeth Cloyd. Pat. Grandfather- Col. Joseph Kent. Mat. Grandfather- Gen. Gordon Cloyd. (No information on grandmothers). Never married, no children. Entered VMI- Feb 4, 1856; Graduated July 4, 1860 standing 12th in a class of 41. Civil War Service- Enlisted May 27, 1861 as 2nd Lt. for Co. E of the 24th Va. Infantry; On sick leave Jul-Aug 1861 Described as "A promising officer". Died- Sept. 4, 1861 from Typhoid Fever at Camp Ellis near Fairfax, Va.|