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John Marshall OteyRoster ID 773
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Marshall Otey, Class of 1860: Genealogy: Born- Aug. 5, 1839 in Lynchburg, Va. Father- John Mathews Otey of Bedford Co. Va.; Mother- Lucy W. Norvell. Pat. Grandfather- Issac Otey; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Mathews. Mat. Grandfather- William Norvell; Mat. Grandmother- Anna Wyatt. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 22, 1856; Graduated July 4, 1860 ranking 8th in a class of 41. Military Record: Appointed 2nd Lieut. of the Provisional Army of Virginia May 3, 1861; At an unknown date joined staff of Brig. Gen. Phillip St. George Cocke; Later on staff of Brig. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard and served with him most of the rest of the War as Acting Assistant Adjutant General and Assistant Inspector General; Appointed Captain of the Provisional Army of the Confederate States May 12, 1862; On staff of Gen. B. Bragg July- Oct, 1862 when he rejoined Beauregard; promoted to Lt. Col. Jun 14, 1864; In hospital in Danville, Oct. 1864; Paroled April 26, 1865. Careers: Insurance broker. Died- March 14, 1883 in Richmond, Va.|