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Benjamin Chapin WherryRoster ID 794
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Benjamin Chapin Wherry, Jr. Class of 1860: Genealogy: Born- April 27, 1840 in Manchester, Va. Father- Benjamin C. Wherry; Mother- Emeline Hix Pat. Grandfather- Jesse Wherry; Pat. Grandmother- unknown. Mat. Grandfather- Jesse Hix; Mat. Grandmother- Polly Buckner. Married- Dec. 11, 1866 to Julie Somerville, daughter of Robert B. Somervile of Richmond, Va. Children- 1- Emmie Wherry; 2- Douglas Wherry; 3- Benjamin C. Wherry; 4- Robert S. Wherry; 5- Jesse Wherry. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 16, 1856; Graduated July 4, 1860 ranking 37th in a class of 41. Military Record: Enlisted April 21, 1861 as 2nd Lieut. in the Provisional Army of Va., Co. A 1st Va. Battalion. Records show different dates for promotions and transfers; In fall of 1862 transferred to Co. B; in Feb. 1863 assigned extra duty as Acting Battalion Adjutant; In June, 1863 appointed Acting Adjutant; promoted to 1st Lieut., Co. D, in 1864; Paroled at Appomattox in 1865. Careers: Insurance agent; Assistant Secretary of Richmond Fire Association. Died- July 26, 1922.|