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Name:James William McCarty
Affiliation:Class of 1860
Biography & Genealogy:James William McCarty, Class of 1860 Born- Aug 28, 1835 near Mountville Loudoun Co. Va. Father- Stephen W. McCarty; Mother- Elizabeth [maiden name unknown]. Pat. Grandfather- George Washington McCarty. No information on other grandparents. Married- Letitia Madeleine Oldham of Houston, TX, daughter of Judge Williamson Oldham. Children- 1- Stephen Oldham McCarty; 2- Maud McCarty; 3- Armstead Mason McCarty; 4- Bruce Williamson McCarty; 5- James William McCarty. Entered VMI- Aug. 29, 1856; Graduated July 4, 1860 standing 38 in a class of 41. Civil War Service- 2nd Lt. PAV on recruiting service in spring of 1861; Enlisted with 7th Va. Cavalry that later became Capt. J.W. Carter's Co. Va. Horse Artillery; Promoted to Lt. ca. Feb. 1862; Appointed 1st Lt. and Adjt. of the 17th Battalion Va. Cavalry Oct. 13, 1862 but returned to the 7th Va. Cavalry when the 17th Battalion consolidated into the 11th Va. Cav.; Paroled May 8, 1865. Careers- Teacher; Merchant; Farmer; Mayor of Eagle Lake, TX . Died- June 9, 1903 in Eagle Lake, TX.
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